Sam Dunscombe

Clarinet | Bass Clarinet

Samuel Dunscombe is a musician and sound artist who specialises in the use of clarinets, computers and microphones. A founding member of the ensemble Golden Fur, an avid free improviser and devotee of all things experimental, Samuel has collaborated with numerous musicians (past and present), including Seijiro Murayama, Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana Maria Avram, Toshimaru Nakamura, Pierluigi Billone, Richard Barrett, Anthony Pateras, Chikako Morishita, Christophe Charles, Dennis Cooper, Pierluigi Billone, Tetuzi Akiyama and Klaus Lang. Samuel has given premieres of works by Ana Maria Avram, Chikako Morishita, Olga Neuwirth, James Rushford, Pierluigi Billone, Klaus Lang, Élise Roy and countless others.

Samuel has a special interest in extending clarinet technique, compiling a unique personal lexicon of sounds over the past 10 years and commissioning new works that capitalise on this flexibility. His interest in field recording has taken him from the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to the peaks of North American desert sand dunes. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of California (San Diego), where he works with Anthony Burr, Charles Curtis, Miller Puckette and Tom Erbe. Samuel studied at the Victorian College of the Arts (Master of Music Performance) and has undertaken a doctoral fellowship at the Hochschule der Künste (HKB) in Bern, working with Ernesto Molinari.