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Sam Nichols, composer

Sam Nichols is a composer who lives and works in Northern California.

upcoming events

November 21, 2015
David Russell and the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra (Christian Baldini, music director) will premiere my new cello concerto, This Is Not a Toy for a Child.

recent events

June 13, 2015
Iktus Percussion premiered disjecta membra no. 3, as part of the mise-en music festival 2015, in New York.

May 23, 2015
The Mivos Quartet played Refuge at the DiMenna Center, presented by the League of Composers/ISCM.

May 16, 2015
Percussionist Ian Marci premiered disjecta membra no. 2a for bass drum and electronics, at UC Davis.

January 27-31, 2015
An event I helped curate and organize: the Music and Words Festival at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

January 16, 2015
Performing Kurt Rohde's ...maestoso...misterioso... with Kurt Rohde and Anna Presler of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, as part of new music gathering 2015, at San Francisco Conservatory.

January 11, 2015
Appearance with Ben Kreith, violin, performing Boulez's Anthèmes 2, as part of the San Francisco Tape Music Festival, at the Victoria Theatre.

December 7 and 8, 2014
The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble with Ann Moss, soprano, premiered Horvath Fragments (working title), a song cycle on texts by Tim Horvath.

November 25, 2014
I received a commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University, in support of things that had no opposites.

November, 2014
Chris Froh played disjecta membra no. 1 at

October 12, 2014
The Lutoslawski Quartet played Refuge, as part of ISCM's World Music Days 2014, in Wroclaw, Poland.