Sam is an experimental sound artist, composer and filmmaker.
His work takes the form of albums, short films, opera, installations and occasionally live free improvisation.
He started his artistic pursuits writing, directing, shooting, and editing short films, some of which played at festivals, and writing feature length screenplays. He plied his motion picture-making skills professionally for several years as producer, director and frequent videographer for a national brand of educational programs and even directed an educational series for PBS.
Sound had always been be of interest —less as a musical end and more as an exploration of material, space, and experimentation — so he entered the highly regarded experimental electronic music program at Mills College where he earned an MFA and learned from such luminaries as Pauline Oliveros, Maggi Payne, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, James Fei and even jazz legend Roscoe Mitchell.
Now, Sam has set about to combine image and sound, story and experimentation, emotion and texture through the use of cinematic language and expansive sound exploration. This is manifesting itself in several projects including
/ Sound art
/ Trans-media opera using live performance, electronic score, video and sound projection, cinema inspired lighting design and staging
/ Feature film writing
/ Installation art
/ Video art
Sam has a reputation for being an enthusiastic collaborator and a heck of a nice guy. He likes a big idea and is always interested in new artistic opportunities and collaborations.