Sam Salem


Sam Salem is a British composer of electroacoustic music based in London and a co-director of Distractfold. His working process is one of psychogeographical excavation, an archeology of sound, with each of his pieces focusing on a specific geographical location. He has been awarded the Concours Luc Ferrari 2012, Luigi Russolo Competition 2012, Joensuu Soundscape Composition Contest 2011, 11th Musica Viva Composition Competition 2010 and Musica Nova 2010. He teaches at Canterbury Christ Church University. For Cut & Splice he is also a lead curator and organiser, and will present the world premiere of his own multimedia work London Triptych (2017). @_SamSalem

The Great Inundation, for object operators & cello 2017


The City destroys itself – fires and bombs and blitz – only to reassert, clarify, the essential manifold. Spasms of traffic, scurrying businessmen/adepts, reinforce the tidal imagery: systole, diastole. – Iain Sinclair


They pushed a pole to the bottom of a lake, & the mud which stuck on it they collected and made into bricks. That was how they built me. – M. R. James