NZSO is delighted to announce the 2013 Composer in Residence is Sam Logan. Sam will be composing an original work to be premiered at the NYO performances in Wellington and Auckland in August.
Sam Logan is a young musician from Wellington engaged in a diverse range of musical pursuits including composition, music production and performance as a guitarist. Born and raised in Blenheim, Sam began studies at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington in 2008 where he has enjoyed composition tutelage under esteemed composers Kenneth Young, Michael Norris and John Psathas. Currently he is working towards a Masters degree under the supervision of Dr David Cosper and Prof. John Psathas.
In recent years he has had works played by the New Zealand String Quartet, NZSM Orchestra, and worked with a diverse range of student ensembles at NZSM.
In 2012 Sam was selected to have a work read by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the upcoming NZSO-Todd Young Composer Awards.
Sam has also been an active part of late-night Wellington’s live music scene performing in bands in many major clubs and performance venues as well as some of the capital city’s finest restaurants as half of a Latin guitar duo.
Other, more novel appearances as a guitarist include the lead role of Buddy in a theatrical production of The Buddy Holly Story, Jimi Hendrix at the Classic Fighters Omaka Air show, and an appearance with Iggy Pop in a national T.V. commercial.
Current and prospective projects include the composing and producing of an EP featuring orchestral and rock/jazz musicians as well as a large orchestral work for the National Youth Orchestra.
Sam’s selection as the 2013 National Youth Orchestra composer-in-residence will be his greatest and most challenging opportunity to date, and through this, he endeavours to create his best work yet.
Could you be the next NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer-in-Residence?
The NZSO are now accepting applications for the 2014 NZSO National Youth Orchestra Composer-in-Residence position.
The commission for the Composer-in-Residence will be to write a 10-15 minute piece for the opening of the 2014 National Youth Orchestra programme.
To apply you need to submit a portfolio of previous works, with recording(s) if you have them, a cover letter including your contact details and DOB, and a short proposal for what you might do with the commission (text or notation).
You must be a New Zealand resident and under 30 year of age.
Applications to be received by 2nd September 2013
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
- Entrants must be a New Zealand resident or citizen
- Composers must be 30 years of age or younger as of 31 December 2013
- Submit a portfolio of previous works, with recording(s) if you have them.
- All entries must be accompanied by a cover letter including your contact details and DOB, together with a short proposal for what you might do with the commission.
- We would appreciate it if you could submit in a computer generated format on unbound single-sided A4 paper (please do not staple or bind these compositions) Digital PDF versions are greatly appreciated.
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