Sam Gillespie – Composer
Sam Gillespie is a Sydney-based composer writing a broad range of music for both live performers and automated computer music algorithms. He creates music that utilises technology while taking advantage of human perception of sound and maintaining a connection with a western music tradition. His influences include Guillaume Dufay, Paul Hindemith, Luigi Nono, Olivier Messiaen, Alvin Lucier, Paul Lansky, Luciano Berio and Nico Muhly to name a few.
Sam became involved with music from a young age, congregational singing at church, playing piano, flute and later choral singing and synthesizers. He has always enjoyed improvising, which naturally led to an interest in music composition, leading him on a path through technical and aesthetic studies in recording, mixing, improvisation, acoustics, traditional theory, sound design and software design. He is currently an Honours student at the University of Sydney, studying Music Composition.
Requiem… for those lost in cyberspace (EWI & electronics, 2012) – Kammerklang Ablaze
Majesty, Destruction & Eternal Slumber (percussion, string quartet, 2014) – Kammerklang Ablaze
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