Leander’s Swim, for piano and live electronics, is inspired by Cy Twombly’s 1984 painting, Hero and Leandro, Part I.
Samuel Wells is composer, performer, and arranger based in Bloomington, Indiana. As an advocate for new and exciting music, he actively commissions and performs contemporary works for trumpet.
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 at the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar, as well as the Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, and SEAMUS festivals. Sam and his music were featured as part KcEMA’s 2011-2012 concert series. Sam has also had music performed as part of the SEAMUS 2012 & 2013 festivals. Last year, Sam collaborated with Max Wellman and the Belin Quartet to create all new arrangements of classic songs from the American songbook.
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, and studies with John Rommel, Jeffery Hass, and Sven-David Sandström.
More information is available at www.samwellsmusic.com