AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, GRANTS
Artist in Residence, Takt Kunstprojektraum
Berlin, Germany — April, May, June 2018
Margaret Lyon Music Student Prize, Mills College
Oakland, CA — May 2016
Teaching Assistantship, Mills College
Oakland,CA — 2015-2016
WorldFest Houston Screenwriting Competition — Finalist
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival — Finalist
USA Film Festival — Finalist
The Sync — Best Experimental Video
Sam is an experimental sound artist, composer and filmmaker.
His work takes the form of albums, short films, opera, installations and live free improvisation.
Sam holds an MFA in Experimental Electronic Music and Recording from Mills College where he studied with Pauline Oliveros, Maggi Payne, Molly Holm, John Bischoff, Chris Brown, James Fei, Roscoe Mitchell.
Sam combines 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
Trans-media opera using live performance, electronic score, video and sound projection, cinema inspired lighting design and staging
Feature film writing
He has performed or exhibited video and sound works in
San Francisco, California
Stony Brook, New York
Asheville, North Carolina
Prague, Czech Republic