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. Additionally, Samuel is a passionate partner for interdisciplinary productions, especially in theatre but also in film and visual media. Experience includes: theatre works at Schauspielhaus Frankfurt (Ersan Mondtag), Theater Bremen (Levin Handschuh) und Theater Trier (Tilman Knabe), dance productions at Kampnagel (Patricia Carolin Mai) and Tanztendenz (Bui Rouch), feature films for Viki Alesandrovic and Florian Seufert and film spots for Xenox Pictures.