Samuel Dunscombe is a composer-performer specialised in using clarinets, computers and microphones. From free improvisation to field recording and performance of contemporary classical repertoire, Samuel is involved in a diverse range of activities. Some highlights include: performances at the Bendigo International Festival Of Exploratory Music (Australia), Tokyo Experimental Festival (Japan), Tectonics (Tel Aviv, Athens), World Music Days (Slovenia), Kontraklang (Berlin), Supersense (Australia), Monday Evening Concerts LA (USA), Athens Slingshot Festival (USA), Toronto Electro-Acoustic Symposium (Canada), STEIM (Holland), Cave12 (Switzerland), Adelaide / Melborne / Sydney International Arts Festivals (Australia).
He had free improvisational collaborations with Seijiro Murayama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Ishikawa Ko, Richard Barrett, Tim Olive, Tetuzi Akiyama, Yoshimoto Yumiko, Mitsui Yoshiko, Kyle Motl and Tatsuya Nakatani. Field recording projects with Francisco López (Mamori Art Lab), Kate Clark (Parking Lot Park), and an ongoing quixotic attempt to single-handedly create a total sound map of the entire state of California.
Samuel is an ABD (all but dissertation) candidate at the University Of California, San Diego for a Doctor of Musical Arts in performance. He holds a Bachelor Of Fine Art (Sound) from RMIT University (Melbourne), and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Music Performance from the VCA in Melbourne, Australia. In 2015, Samuel was a visiting doctoral fellow at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern, where he worked with Ernesto Molinari.
At Studio Asylum Samuel has been working on his work – Small Infinities Together for 49 clarinets. The world premiere of the piece took place in one of Bendigo’s most iconic architectural and acoustic spaces, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on 2 September 2017.