Composers & WorksSamantha Wolf

adrift
for double bass
Composed for Hamish Gullick
First performance: 1 Dec 2021

Performed at the ANAM Set Festival by
Hamish Gullick (double bass)

Program note:
stillness
stasis
space
waiting
floating
dreaming
meditating
misremembering
confusion
breathing
wondering
wandering
waiting
suspension
tension
friction
tapping
scratching
melting
sighing
waiting
waiting
waiting

About the composer:
Described as “haunting”, “enigmatic” and “inspired”, the music of Australian-born, US-based composer Samantha Wolf inhabits the space between the classical, contemporary, acoustic and electroacoustic worlds, while being grounded in the notated tradition. A graduate of the Queensland and Melbourne Conservatoriums, and the recipient of numerous awards, her diverse practice encompasses solo, chamber, and orchestral works, interdisciplinary collaborations, and electroacoustic works incorporating noise, speech, and found sounds. Samantha has worked with many of Australia’s leading ensembles, including the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Elision, Ensemble Offspring, The Song Company, Rubiks Collective, and Kupka’s Piano, with whom she is an Associate Artist. Her music has been performed at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, soundSCAPE, Impuls Academy, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Tilde New Music, 2high Arts Festival, and the Metropolis New Music Festival. She has been featured by Score Follower, ABC Classic FM, 3MBS, PBS, 4MBS, Making Waves, Partial Durations, CollectiveSoundwaves, and the New Waves podcast. Samantha currently studies at the Yale School of Music, with the generous support of the University of Melbourne’s Welsford Smithers Scholarship. Samantha is represented by the Australian Music Centre.

More info: https://www.samanthawolfmusic.com/

 

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