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

  • 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

He has performed or exhibited video and sound works in

  • San Francisco, California

  • Oakland, California

  • Baltimore, Maryland

  • Stony Brook, New York

  • Asheville, North Carolina

  • Portland, Oregon

  • Prague, Czech Republic

  • Berlin, Germany