Samuel Burt


Samuel Burt is a Lecturer of Computer Music at Goucher College. He completed two masters in composition and computer music at the Peabody Institute. Prior to his arrival at Goucher in 2011, he taught computer music, music theory, and sight-singing at the Baltimore School for the Arts. At Goucher, he teaches a broad range of courses related to electronic music creation and history. He is a board member of the High Zero Foundation, organizing experimental music performances and the High Zero Festival. He composes orchestral, chamber, and electronic music. He builds and sells, internationally, wooden instruments called daxophones. He programs custom audio software for realizing concepts not easily produced in traditional music applications. He also runs free improvisation workshops.

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Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

Samuel Burt is currently working on a number of compositions for solo instrument and electronics. He also has an ongoing collaboration of software development with John Berndt to realize a form of music called Relabi.

Exhibits or Performances

High Zero Festival, improviser (2016, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005)

Wide Sunset, composer (Artscape 2015)

Labyrinths, composer (2013)

Plumbing for 6 and Eldritch Ritual, composer (Artscape 2013)

Rain Making Construct, composer (commissioned by Billings Music Teachers Association 2012)

Manifestation, composer (RAT Ensemble, Art Institute of Kansas City 2011)

Cobra and Music for Solo Performer, performer (Mobtown Modern, 2009)

Asimina Chremos Forever, programmer (NYC gallery 2008)

Uncoiled Oscillations, composer (Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States 2005)

Fountain Resonances, composer (commissioned by C.R. Kasprzyk 2005)

Speakeroids, programmer (High Zero sound installations 2004)

External Awards, Honors, Grants

Prix d’Éte, third prize for Dime Novel (2005)

Peabody Career Development Grant (2005)

Otto Ortman Prize (2004)

Academic or Professional Associations

High Zero Foundation

New as-of-yet-unnamed new music ensemble in Baltimore

Other Professional or Scholarly Activity

Exploration of use of Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and 3D Printing in the control and miniaturization of live-performance audio processing and signal generation.