Samantha Wolf

COMPOSER  |  SOUND ARTIST

 

reviews

 
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Partial Durations review of Imposter Syndrome at Tilde 2017

"A true double bass virtuoso, Patrick Lyons, played new works by the composers Jaslyn Robertson and Sam Wolf. With the help of a whispering electronic part in her work Imposter Syndrome, Wolf helped draw the audience’s focus away from the hulking solo instrument to contemplate sonic minutiae." Read more

partial durations review of this will be our reply

"In Melbourne, the composer Samantha Wolf produced a concert fundraiser for the Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre. Entitled This Will Be Our Reply, the concert featured five thoughtful responses to the theme of International Women’s Day and violence against women in particular. Each of the five composers eschewed clichés to present an original musical response to these themes." Read more

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XS ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW OF THE BINDS THAT TIE US AT THE HUMAN DETAINED

"The piece most fully realised theatrically was The Binds That Tie Us (performed by pianist Alex Raineri, and dancer/choreographer Gemma Dawkins). Raineri and Dawkins are seated at either end of a table, with a glass bowl of eggs on the table between them." Read more

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BLUE CURTAINS REVIEW OF THE BINDS THAT TIE US AT THE HUMAN DETAINED

"As with any anthological work, there is sure to be varied standouts to audience experiences. Mine was Samantha Wolf’s “The Binds That Tie Us”, aka ‘the one with the eggs’, which is as enigmatic in realisation as presented in that description." Read more

 

ARTICLES

SAMANTHA WOLF WINS THE INAUGURAL PYTHIA PRIZE: FEATURE IN LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE

"Samantha Wolf has won the inaugural Pythia Prize, a new commission project launched by Melbourne’s Rubiks Collective in order to help address the underrepresentation of female composers in Australia." Read more

 

A SUNBURNT COUNTRY: Interview with CutCommon Magazine

"Composer Samantha Wolf was commissioned to write Unbelonging for the project A Sunburnt Country, which premieres in Antwerp on 19 May. With the project exploring themes of identity, we settled in for a chat with Samantha about how her personal experiences have influenced the themes of her composition in this project." Read more

 

in praise of day jobs: rehearsal mag

"I’m going to tell you something I wish somebody had told me years ago: having a day job does not make you any less of an artist. In fact, having a day job can actually make you a better artist." Read more

 

This will be our reply: resonate magazine

"I want the listener to be bombarded with the threatening messages that surround women every day. I want the listener to be shocked and appalled, because violence against women is shocking and appalling. Most importantly, I want the listener to be moved enough to want to help, because that's what me and my team are doing." Read more

 

PODCASTS

MAKING CONVERSATION EPISODE 25 

“Try to tap in to what interested you in music in the first place. For me, that’s an element of play, it’s an element of intuition as well, and an element of physicality. Try to nail down what it is that gets you excited and build it in to your music as much as you can.” Listen

'THE BINDS THAT TIE US': interview with partial durations

"Musical egg shells, a dancing pianist, and a long-distance collaborative relationship all feature in this month’s podcast. The composer Samantha Wolf, dancer Gemma Dawkins, and pianist Alex Raineri discuss their piece The Ties That Bind Us for Kupka’s Piano’s program The Human Detained." Listen