Sami El-Enany is an artist who works with sound, fraying the edges of modern classical, electronica, storytelling and found sound. His score for Walking With Shadows (2020) was nominated for an Africa Movie Academy Award and his tone poem Creation of the Birds (2022) has received accolades from Grand Prix Nova, BBC Radio Awards and Phonurgia Nova. His work is regularly broadcast across the airwaves and his spatialised compositions have filled spaces including the ICA, Tate, Barbican, South London Gallery and Frieze.
As a musician and improvisor, El-Enany is currently developing tape collage techniques as a tool for listening and reflection. The source material for the tapes are a scrapbook of rejected film scores, exploratory recording sessions and found sound spanning his travels as a field recordist. El-Enany narrates the tape collages with improvisations at the piano.