Samuel Penderbayne in an Australian composer based in Hamburg, Germany.
His work focusses on combining elements of modern music genres with the classical music tradition. For example, this may include: incorporating electronics and electronic instruments, using grooves, riffs and beat-like patterns, referring to hook-/chorus-like themes and chord patterns, and performing as a composer-performer.
To this extent, Samuel is developing an approach to composition called 'Cross-Genre Composition' in a Doctoral Thesis at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in partnership with the Hamburg State Opera and the Claussen-Simon Foundation, which involves the development of a full-length chamber opera featuring this compositional approach.
As a counterpoint to his endeavours in contemporary classical music, Samuel leads the Prog-/Art-Rock band Sam Panda and The Teeth: a concept-band with musicians from diverse background such as classical, alternative rock, electronica and jazz.