Sam Wells - co-incidence 2020 proposal


Samuel Wells is a composer, performer, and music technologist based in Los Angeles. As an advocate for new and exciting music, he actively commissions and performs contemporary works. He is a recipient of a 2016 Jerome Fund for New Music award, and his work, stringstrung, is the winner of the 2016 Miami International Guitar Festival Composition Competition. He has been a guest artist/composer at universities throughout North America. Samuel is a member of Arcus Collective, Kludge, and SPLICE Ensemble. Samuel has performed with Contemporaneous, Metropolis Ensemble, TILT Brass, the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, and the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra. Sam has recorded on the SEAMUS and Ravello Recordings labels. Sam is currently in the Performer-Composer DMA program at the California Institute of the Arts.


I propose a solo trumpet + electronics performance of two movements of my work Strange Pilgrims, a series based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's collection of short stories, "Strange Pilgrims."

Strange Pilgrims (2016–)

V. Tramontana | 9 minutes

VI. Light is Like Water | 5 minutes