Sam Salem is a composer living and working in Manchester, UK. His work acousmatic music and audiovisual installations have been performed and exhibited in festivals and conferences around the world.
He has received a number of awards for his work, in competitions including Musica Viva, Musica Nova (Honorary Mention), Joensuu Soundscape Composition Contest and Espace du Son 2010. Sam recently received a PhD in Composition from the University of Manchester, where he studied under the supervision of David Berezan and Ricardo Climent.
His 2010 Piece “Dead Poets” will be performed at the International Computer Music Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia – www.icmc2012.si :
Notes on the Graphic Score:
1. Morphologies are categorised by source as indicated by the key at the start of each movement and the ‘Distribution of Materials’ diagram.
2. Sound objects containing “musical quotations” are represented by “…” with no transcription offered.
3. Dialogue is represented by *#.
This score was produced through a combination of listening to the final work and consulting the original session files: it is not intended as a conclusive scientific analysis. A ‘dynamic contour’ is included as a visual guide to the amplitude of the piece, as the density of morphologies may not correspond to amplitude at any given moment.