upcoming events

November 3-5, 2017, Richmond, VA -Featured Artist at Third Practice 2017

November 16, 2017, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY - Guest recital at Bard College

January 26-27, 2018, Kalamazoo, MI - SPLICE Festival 2018

 

past events

October 17, 2017, New York City - Kristofer Svensson solo works at Scandinavia House

September 30, 2017, Los Angeles –  HOCKET premieres The Lacuna

September 25, 2017, Detroit –  SPLICE Ensemble at Wayne State University

September 24, 2017, Detroit – SPLICE Ensemble at New Music Detroit's Strange Beautiful Music 10

September 21 - 23, 2017, Kansas City –  SPLICE Ensemble at 2017 Electronic Music Midwest

September 20, 2017, Warrensburg, MO –  SPLICE Ensemble at University of Central Missouri

August 5, 2017, New York CityMetropolis Ensemble at Intersect Festival

June 28, 2017, New York City –  Paula Matthusen with Avant Media & Metropolis Ensemble: STATIONS AND RESONANCES

June 11 - 17, 2017, Kalamazoo, MI –  2017 SPLICE Institute

May 20, 2017, Victoriaville, QuebecNate Wooley + TILT Brass

April 20 - 22, 2017, St. Cloud, MN – 2017 SEAMUS National Conference

April 14, 2017, Philadelphia – Arcus Collective at Fleisher Art Memorial

April 13, 2017, New York City – Arcus Collective at DiMenna Center

March 30 - April 1, 2017, Kalamazoo, MI – SPLICE Ensemble (featured guest performer) at the 2017 SCI National Conference at Western Michigan University

February 13, 2017, 8pm, Brooklyn – Paul Hembree & Sam Wells at Shapeshifter Lab


December 11, 2016, Toms River, NJ – Garden State Philharmonic

December 9, 2016, New York City – New York City Chamber Players

December 6, 2016, Brooklyn – Contemporaneous w/ Jeremy Schonfeld

November 29, 2016, Rockville Centre, NY - Molloy College Faculty Recital. Sam performs Scelsi: Quatre Pezzi

November 10-12, 2016, Fredericksburg, VA - Electroacoustic Barn Dance

October 27, 2016, Bone Up Brewery, Everett, MA - Original Gravity: Soliloquy

September 30, 2016, New York CityGillian at Arlene's

August 27, 2016, 2pm, Governor's Island, New York City - Rite of Summer Music Festival: Inuksuit

August 14, 2016, 7pm, National Sawdust, Brooklyn - Contemporaneous: Modernity X Hungary: Bauhaus as seen by Lukas Ligeti

August 5, 2016, M WOODS, Beijing, China - SPLICE Ensemble and BEEP

July 20, 2016, Brooklyn - Solo Trumpet + Multimedia show at mise-en place Bushwick.

July 20, 2016, Mar del Plata, Argentina - IV Cycle Image & Resonance - Second session. presented stringstrung

June 26 - July 2, 2016, Kalamazoo, MI - 2nd Annual SPLICE! Sam was on faculty at 2016's Summer institute for Performance, Listening, Interpretation, and Creation of Electroacoustic music

June 18, 2016, Brooklyn - Solo Trumpet + Video set at Home Audio

June 7 - August 7, 2016, New York City - Roving Musician in Martin Creed's The Back Door at the Park Avenue Armory

April 30, 2016, Fort Lee, NJ - Bergen Symphony Orchestra

February 13, 2016, Statesboro, GA - SEAMUS National Conference. Performed works by Wells, Kirchoff, and Sears.

February 3-4, 2016, Athens, GA - Recording Sessions for new work with Geoff Wood.

January 3, 2016, 3PM, New York City - Solo recital at Spectrum (121 Ludlow St, 2nd Floor). Radical Brass, Vol. 4


November 13 - 14, 2015, Gainsville, FL - Sam's stringstrung was presented at the SCI National Conference at the University of Florida. Sam also performed Decoherence by Christopher Biggs

Novemeber 6- 7, 2015, Richmond, VA- Third Practice Festival

October 30, 2015, Bowling Green, OH- Guest Artist at Bowling Green State University

October 29, 2015, Oxford, OH- Guest Lecturer at University of Miami

September 25 - October 1, 2015, Denton, TX - Sam's stringstrung presented at the 41st International Computer Music Conference 2015. Sam Will also perform Decoherence by Christopher Biggs at the 41st International Computer Music Conference 2015

September 10 - 12, 2015, Jacksonville, FL - Root Signals Electronic Music Festival

August 18 - 21, 2015, Barnard, VT - Silver Lake Chamber Music Festival & Workshop

July 13 - August 2, 2015, North Adams, MA - Bang on a Can Summer Festival

July 5-11, 2015, Kalamazoo, MI - SPLICE! Sam will be on faculty of inaugural Summer institute for Performance, Listening, Interpretation, and Creation of Electroacoustic music

June 28, 2015, 4pm, Abrons Arts Center, New York City - Sam performed Decoherence by Christopher Biggs at the New York Electronic Music Festival

June 27, 2015, 3:30pm, Abrons Arts Center, New York City - Ben Wedeking performs stringstrung at the New York Electronic Music Festival

May 31 - June 6, 2015, Buffalo, NY - 2015 June in Buffalo Performance Institute

March 26-28, 2015, Blacksburg, VA -2015 SEAMUS National Conference, Ben Wedeking performedstringstrung

March 23, 2015, Lancaster, PA - Kludge performed at Tellus 360 as part of the Old Wood, New Sounds concert series

March 23, 2015, Millersville, PA - Trumpet Masterclass at Millersville University

March 20, 2015, Kalamazoo, MI - Kludge was a guest artist at the Western Michigan University

March 8, 2015, San Diego, CA - guest recital in collaboration with Caroline Miller at the University of California - San Diego

March 5-6, 2015, Flagstaff, AZ - guest artist/composer at Northern Arizona University

February 28, 2015, Bloomington, IN - Sam will present his MM Computer Music Composition Recital


December 7, 2014, Bloomington, IN - Sam was the technical director for the IU Center for Electronic and Computer Music recital. Additionally, a new work of Sam's for clarinet, vibraphone, and piano was give it's premiere performance.

December 4, 2014, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

November 13-15, 2014, Fredericksburg, VA- Ben Wedeking performed stringstrung for guitar and digital media at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance. Sam also performed Christopher Bigg's Decoherence.

October 25, 2014, Bloomington, IN - Sam presented his MM Trumpet Recital, with works by Carter, Baldassare, Enesco, Keerial Makan, and John Gibson.

October 23, 2014, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

October 18, 2014, Romeoville, IL- Ben Wedeking will performed stringstrung for guitar and digital media at Electronic Music Midwest. Sam also performed Christopher Bigg's Decoherence.

September 25, 2014, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

August 4, 2014, New York City - Chris Carbin and Jon Carbin performed Sam's new work for cello & baritone. 7:30 pm, Opera Center.

June 13, 2014, Bloomington, IN - Ben Wedeking performed stringstrung for guitar, video, and electronics at The Gathering hosted by Benjamin Taylor.

June 2-6, 2014, New York City - Anna Garcia performed (dys)functions at the New York Electronic Music Festival

May 13-19, 2014, Boulder, CO - MahlerFest 2014

May 3, 2014, Kansas City, MO - Chris Carbin and Jon Carbin gave the premier performance of a new work by Sam for cello & baritone

April 27, 2014, Bloomington, IN - Ben Wedeking gave the premier performance of stringstrung , stringstrung for guitar, video, and electronics.

April 2, 2014, London, Ontario - Sam was a guest artist at the University of Western Ontario

April 4, 2014, Kalamazoo, MI - Sam was a guest artist at Western Michigan University

April 12-13, 2014, Owensboro, KY - Owensboro Symphony Orchestra

April 17, 2014, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

March 31, 2014, Bloomington, IN - Sam kicked off his recital tour at Indiana University , 6pm Sweeney Hall

March 28, 2014, Middletown, CT - Leander's Swim was performed by Kari Johnson at 2014 SEAMUS National Conference

March 13, 2014, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

February 22, 2014, Statesboro, GA - Geoffrey Wood performed (dys)functions at the National Student Electronic Music Event at the University of Southern Georgia

February 20, 2014, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

January 21, 2014, Bloomington, IN - Sam performed Take 13 by Texu Kim on Texu's DM Recital


December 14-15, 2013, Owensboro, KY - Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops

December 10, 2013, Bloomington, IN - IU Philharmonic Orchestra with Arthur Fagan

December 2013, Kansas City, MO - KcEMA "Waves and Currents." Kari Johnson performed Leander's Swim. 7:30pm, Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO

December 5, 2013, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

November 15-16, 21-22, 2013, Bloomington, IN - Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel with IU Philharmonic Orchestra and IU Opera

November 7-9, 2013, Fredericksburg, VA - Sam was the featured performer for the 2013 Electroacoustic Barn Dance

November 6, 2013, Bloomington, IN - Performed Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat 7pm, Recital Hall

October 24-26, 2013, Kansas City, KS - Leander's Swim performed by Kari Johnson at Electronic Music Midwest

October 24, 2013, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

October 19, 2013, Owensboro, KY - Puccini's La Bohème with Owensboro Symphony and the Kentucky Opera

October 9, 2013, Bloomington, IN - Mahler's Symphony No. 1 with IU Philharmonic Orchestra and David Effron

September 27, 2013, Bloomington, IN - IU Cinema performance

September 26, 2013, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble

September 21, 2013, Owensboro, KY - Owensboro Symphony Orchestra with Allen Vizzutti

September 11, 2013, Bloomington, IN - IU Philharmonic Orchestra

August 8-9, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina - minong was presented as part of the 2013 Understanding Visual Music conference at Centro de Experimentación e Investigación en Artes Electrónicas (CEIArtE) of the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.

July 15, 2013, Chicago, IL - Fulcrum Point Discoveries. Sam was the guest artist as he performed his own works along with a new work by Benjamin Taylor. Polk Hall, Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria, Chicago, IL

July 13, 2013, Kalamazoo, MI - Sam performed minong and Benjamin Taylor's Stop.Rewind.Play. at SEMINAR Summer Music Camp at Western Michigan University.

June 18, 2013, Enfield, NH - Sam performed his works, Self-Drawn and minong, and Stop.Rewind.Play. by Benjamin Taylor at the 2013 Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar

May 15 - 19, 2013, Boulder, CO - Sam joined the MahlerFest XXVI Orchestra to perform Mahler's Symphony No. 4 in G Major.

April 19, 2013, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble performed in Auer Hall. The program included Joan Tower's brass quintet, Copperwave.

April 18, 2013, St. Paul, MN - Sam performed (dys)functions as part of the 2013 SEAMUS National Conference

April 15, 2013, Bloomington, IN - Sam gave the premier performance of his Leander's Swim for piano and electronics as part of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music's spring concert. He also performed two new commissions, including Take 13 by Texu Kim.

April 9-10, 2013, Bloomington, IN - Hammer & Nail, featuring a new collaboration between Sam and choreographer Annamarie Bustion.

March 28, 2013, Bloomington, IN - Sam gave the premier performance of his new work A Step Ahead with cellist Nicholas Mariscal. 8pm, Auer Hall.

March 23, 2013, Muncie, IN - Sam performed minong as part of Ball State University's 2013 New Music Festival

March 17, 2013, Kalamazoo, MI - Sam will perform Vitreous Jungles by Caroline Louise Miller and his own minong as part of the EMM Mini-Festival at Western Michigan University.

March 13, 2013, Des Moines, IA - Max Wellman and his string quartet will perform arrangements done by Sam at the 4th Street Theater.

March 7, 2013, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble performs in Auer Hall.


December 2, 2012, Bloomington, IN - Sam gave the premier performance of minong, his new work, for piccolo trumpet, video, and electronics.

November 14, 2012, Muncie, IN - Sam was a guest artist at Ball State University. Included on the program was Introit by Richard Johnson, Cry Out by Michael Pounds, Vitreous Jungles by Caroline Louise Miller, and Sam's (dys)functions. The concert is at 7:30pm in Sursa Performance Hall.

November 10, 2012, Fredericksburg, VA - Sam performed Vitreous Jungles by Caroline Louise Miller at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance

November 8, 2012, Fredericksburg, VA - Sam performed (dys)functions at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance

October 27, 2012, Bloomington, IN - Sam performed selections from James Mobberley's Icarus Wept.

October 25, 2012, Bloomington, IN - IU New Music Ensemble performed Berg's Chamber Concerto

October 12, 2012, Romeoville, IL - Sam performed (dys)functions at Electronic Music Midwest 2012.

October 2, 2012, Bloomington, IN - Sam performed (dys)functions as part of a Student Composition Recital at the Jacobs School of Music, University of Indiana. 8pm, Auer Hall.

July 23, 2012, Kansas City, MO - Now available is a recording of Brad Baumgardner's new work for trumpet and cello, Introduction and Kludge. Brad wrote this exciting work for Sam and cellist Jon Carbin. The work was recorded earlier this month in Kansas City.

July 20-21, 2012, Des Moines, IA - Max Wellman and the Belin quartet performed classic American jazz standards arranged by Sam. The shows was sponsored by Civic Music Association.

July 9, 2012, Chicago, IL - Sam performed (dys)functions as part of the Fulcrum Point Discoveries reading session. The event took place at 5:30pm at Darnton and Hersh Fine Violins (30 E. Adams, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL).

June 18 - 30, 2012, Enfield, NH - Sam was a participant of the 2012 Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar. He performed (dys)functions on June 19 and 29.

May 14 - 20, 2012, Boulder, CO - Sam was a member of the MahlerFest XXV Orchestra. They performed Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor.

April 21, 2012, Kansas City, MO - Sam was featured on the final concert of Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance's 2011-2012 season, "Artistry Inside the Machine." Sam gave the premiere performance of Caroline Louise Miller's Vitreous Jungles, in addition to performing Cry Out by Michael Pounds and Rikai by Adam Cuthbert.

April 18, 2012, Kansas City, MO - Sam presented his Senior Composition Recital, a program of all original works including [ iv ] performed by Caroline Louise Miller and (dys)functions).

April 16, 2012, Kansas City, MO - Sam presented his Senior Trumpet Recital, which included Quatre Pezzi by Giacinto Scelsi, Cry Out by Michael Pounds, Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler, and (dys)functions).

February 10, 2012, Appleton, WI - Cameron was performed as part of the the SEAMUS 2012 Conference at Lawrence University


November 11, 2011, Kansas City, MO - Sam was featured on Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Alliance's concert, "Electronic Spaces." Sam gave the premiere performance of (dys)functions, and also performed Richard Johnson's Introit.

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