I have been commissioned to write a concert-length work for this Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik 2019. The work is written for Distractfold + special guests Mark Knoop and Ute Wassermann and will premiere on October 3rd 2019. More TBA!
My new work for solo violin, written for Linda Jankowska, will be premiered in Spring 2019. Details TBA.
My new trio, The Tower, for electric guitar, cello, percussion, performative electronics, tape & video, will be premiered in March 2019 by Ensemble Soyuz21. Dates / venue coming soon.
Goldberg Variations, for which I contributed motion graphics, will be coming to the Barbican in July 2018.
I have been nominated for a British Composer Award for Untitled Valley of Fear.
The Great Inundation will be performed at this year’s Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik on 18th November.
PESEDJET performed Not one can pass away, my William Blake inspired duo for objects, electronics, tape and video, at Constellation in Chicago as part of the Frequency Series on 6th August.
My recent piece was mentioned in the New York Times, Five Nights of New Music, From Gentle to Terrifying: https://tinyurl.com/y8ed9htl
My new work, The Lovers (for string quintet, 2 object operators, live electronics, tape and video), will be premiered by Talea at the Time Spans Festival, presented by the Earle Brown Music Foundation. The festival takes place from 1-5 August at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. More info: http://earle-brown.org/#timespans2017
I’ve been selected to participate in this year’s Earle Brown Music Foundation summer academy! Can’t wait!
My duo, Not one can pass away, was performed as part of the slow concert at Scholes St Studio in Brooklyn on June 26th.
scapegoat will perform Not one can pass away at NO HAY BANDA on 15th May!
scapegoat will perform Not one can pass away at Spectrum NYC on 9th May.
scapegoat will perform Not one can pass away at Unerhörte Musik in Berlin on 2nd May 2017 as part of their “A Message from the Lighthouse” programme.
A portrait programme on my music, titled “Radikaler Individualismus – Der englische Komponist und Elektroniker Sam Salem” was broadcast on SWR2 on 24th April. You can find a stream of the broadcast here: https://tinyurl.com/lkqlycq
Too late, too far featured in the Audior concert in Novara, Italy on 5th April. More information can be found here: http://www.teatrofaraggiana.com/stagione-37
The Great Inundation was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 1st April as part of Hear and Now. The full broadcast can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ky8b3
My new work for cello, 3 object operators, tape & video will premiere on 11th March 2017 at Hallé St Peter’s, Ancoats / Manchester as part of this year’s Cut & Splice Festival, presented by Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3, and curated by Distractfold.
Himlen Var will be presented at this year’s Rainy Days Festival by Distractfold Ensemble on the 3rd December as part of the concert.
Himlen Var will be presented in concert at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at QUB as part of this year’s Sonorities Festival in November.
Untitled Valley of Fear will be performed as part of this year’s HCMF at 4pm on November 24th 2016. More information can be found at http://hcmf.co.uk/
scapegoat will be presenting my duo for object operators, live electronics, tape and video at Espace des art sans frontières on 11th November 2016. http://www.ensembleinfuse.com/infuse-presente.html
Himlen Var was featured on the Clear Spot slot on Resonance FM last night (10.11.15) @ 8pm.
Untitled Valley of Fear will receive it’s UK Premiere at the Kammer Klang’s season opening concert at Café OTO on the 4th October. More information can be found at http://www.kammerklang.co.uk/
Himlen Var will feature in the Sound Gallery event at Dudley House as part of the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music from 2nd-4th September, in a programme curated by Mauricio Carrasco.
Untitled Valley of Fear will be premiered on 7th August 2016 as part of the 48th International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt.
Distractfold will present a work-in-progress preview of my new work, Untitled Valley of Fear, as part of our 2017 season preview on 30th June 2016, at the Wonder Inn in Manchester.
Too late, too far was presented as part of the Vox Humana concert series by Audior on 20th June 2016.
I’m delighted that Too late, too far is featured again on RTÉ Lyric FM on the 12th June 2016. I’m always pleased to be in such good company. More info can be found at: www.rte.ie/lyricfm/nova/
Klang recently published a short interview with me re: Not one can pass away. The full text can be found here: http://klang.dk/nyheder/klang-mder-sam-salem/