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Samantha Simmons (B. 1986, Maryland, USA) 

Samantha is a sound installation artist and composer coming from New York, and based in Berlin and Los Angeles.  She was a resident DJ on WFMU freeform radio for 7 years working with sound collage, and she currently practices installation and composition. Her specific focus is collaborative sound installation and hybrid composition, or music that blends various genres as a way to deconstruct hierarchies.

 

Coming from a painting and drawing background, she considers listening through a visual lens.  When she works with sound, she has a specific idea of how the soundscape could create an aesthetic. Her work pulls from sound memories to create overarching themes inspired by distance, locations, weather, glass, heat, cold, airlines, trains, food, fog, animals, water, and shopping malls.  She is interested in exploring the elemental in sound, and to expand on recurring themes of place, weather, and natural elements that she finds in it. 

Samantha is a recipient of the DAAD Performing Arts Award in 2021, and the MusikFonds Award in 2022.


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