- Samuel Gray
- Born: 1977
Samuel’s often highly political works reference his interest in languages, modern history and human rights. Noted for his unconventional and rawly emotional aesthetic, his conceptual works treat the musicians as actors as well as musical performers.
Samuel Gray (born 1977) is a graduate of the Universities of Oslo and Vienna. Musically, Samuel’s often highly political works draw upon his background as a classical/jazz pianist, percussionist, noise artist and alternative rock guitarist; conceptually they reference his studies in modern languages and international humanitarian law, his human rights advocacy, and his years spent living in Continental Europe since the age of 18.
Samuel has received tuition from established composers such as Sergey Nevski, David Lang, Richard Ayres and Martijn Padding. Samuel’s works have been performed in Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Norway by groups including Ensemble Mosaik (DE) and the Orkest de Ereprijs (NL) .
Samuel lives in Austria yet firmly identifies himself as a New Zealand composer.Source: Samuel Gray, August 2011