(dys)functions

Program Notes
“Ahh, the trumpet. Now there's an instrument on which one can truly embarrass himself!” - Garrison Keillor

(dys)functions for trumpet and fixed media presents the potentiality of functionality where traditionally dysfunctionality is the quality. Also, its construction is based entirely noises from a trumpet.

Biographical Sketch
Samuel Wells is composer and performer based in Kansas City, Missouri. A musician with wide and varied interests, he is always seeking new and exciting musical opportunities.
Hailing from Des Moines! Iowa, Sam has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and France. He has performed electroacoustic works for trumpet as part of the Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar, as well as the Electronic Music Midwest, and Electroacoustic Barn Dance festivals. Sam and his music were featured by the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA) on November 12, 2011 as part KcEMA’s 2011-2012 concert series. Sam has also had music selected for the SEAMUS 2012 festival.
Sam has degrees in both performance and composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he studied composition with James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, Chen Yi and Zhou Long, and trumpet with Keith Benjamin. He is currently attending Indiana University for degrees in Trumpet and Computer Music Composition.
More information is available at www.samwellsmusic.com