Sam Dunscombe is a performer-composer who works with clarinets, computers, and microphones. Sam is interested in work that explores the multi-dimensional perception of time, which has drawn her to areas including improvisation, the performance of complex-notated repertoire, field recording, audio engineering, and live electronic performance.
Sam has performed at major festivals and concert series around the world, including conducting the opening night concert of the 2019 MaerzMusik festival in Berlin, being an artist-in-residence at Ilan Volkov’s Tectonics Festival in Tel Aviv, presenting a three day performance and sound installation at the Tokyo Experimental Festival, and many others. Her 2021 release on Black Truffle, Outside Ludlow / Desert Disco, was critically well received, and featured in the July 2021 issue of The Wire. Sam also has albums available on Another Timbre (with Golden Fur and Klaus Lang), Ftarri (with Taku Sugimoto), and many others.
Sam is a founding member of the trio Golden Fur (with James Rushford and Judith Hamann), and the Harmonic Space Orchestra (with Cat Lamb, Marc Sabat, Rebecca Lane, and others). Sam has a Doctor of Musical Arts from UC San Diego, with a thesis exploring the clarinet works of French-Romanian composer Horatiu Radulescu. She now works as the archivist to Lucero Print and the Horatiu Radulescu archives, where she assists in the preservation and re-publication of his works.