Sam Dunscombe

Sam Dunscombe

Sam Dunscombe is a performer-composer specialising in the use of clarinets, computers, and microphones. Sam’s interest in work exploring the multi-dimensional perception of time has led them to areas including free-improvisation, the performance of complex-notated repertoire, just intonation, field recording, audio engineering, and live electronic performance.

Sam has collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Anthony Pateras to Eva-Maria Houben; Taku Sugimoto to Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram; Richard Barrett to Cat Lamb; Pierluigi Billone to Klaus Lang; Jim O’Rourke to The Necks. Performances include Maerzmusik (Berlin), Tokyo Experimental Festival, World Music Days (Ljubljana), Tectonics (Athens; Tel Aviv), Kontraklang (Berlin), the Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide International Arts Festivals (Australia), MEC (Los Angeles), Elastic Arts (Chicago), and multiple presentations at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music. Sam has recordings available on Another Timbre (UK), Editions Wandelweiser (DE), Ftarri (JP), Black Truffle (AUS), Marginal Frequency (USA), and others.

Sam is the chief archivist and assistant to the editor of the Horatiu Radulescu Archives and Lucero Print in Daillens (CH), where they work to digitise, revise, and re-publish many of Radulescu’s scores for the next generation of interpreters and musicologists. Sam was awarded a doctorate (DMA) from the University of California (San Diego) in 2018, with a dissertation focusing on the music of Radulescu and the creation of new plasmatic works for massed clarinet.

Horatiu Radulescu: Plasmatic Music Vol. 1 (mode 339)