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Samuel Burt is a composer in Baltimore, Maryland, writing for orchestra, chamber groups, homemade instruments, and electronic music.

He can write music for your performances, movies, and games. Get in touch if you would like to commission or license music at composer.samuel.burt@gmail.com.

He improvises on clarinets, daxophone, and invented instruments. As a member of the High Zero Foundation, he helps curate the international High Zero Festival of experimental, improvised music, the Red Room series, and Worlds in Collusion. He lectures at Towson and Johns Hopkins Universities.

He is also one of the few daxophone builders in the world.

Artistic Context

As an artist, I'm am interested in fringe experiments, in exploration that occassionally opens up new possibilities. I like the daring and the preposterous, while having respect for the past and its time-tested methods.

I teach the concept that each musical experience should be approached with empathy towards its creator. Though we come with our own expectations, we do our best to set them aside and appreciate from a different perspective.

My music derives equally from the avant-garde and academia, while my core experiences with experimentation in music predate education. I have always searched for "what works" as my methods include many contrary traditions.

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