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Mindful Music Piano Break featuring Sid Samberg

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Enjoy modern piano composer, Sid Samberg perform his original and familiar compositions! Check out his work at http://www.sidsamberg.com/.

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Born in Chicago, composer Sid Samberg has been described as "uncommonly talented" by John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune. As a composer who believes in the power of art to inspire change, his works such as Harvest and Larsen B have been performed at environmentalist conferences including the 2012 Great Lakes Bioneers (at UIC) and the 2014 Portland Village Building Convergence. He has also been performed by Sinfonetta Bel Canto and the Fulcrum Point Discoveries Series.

Samberg has explored the perception of reality in Illusions for piano (premiered in Berlin in 2008), history, in I have a Dream, a musical “transcription” of Martin Luther King’s speech for solo trumpet, and the concept of self in The Man in the High Castle (after Philip K. Dick, 2014) He has composed over 60 works for piano, chamber and orchestral ensembles, some of which were premiered at the soundSCAPE Festival in Italy.

He has given the world premiere of Transcendental Etude no. 38, by Kaikhosru Sorabji, and Frank Abbinanti’s works Kinderscenen and Lure, about the tragedy of child soldiers. Other notable performances include the Concert for Piano and Orchestra, for the John Cage centennial celebration held at the New England Conservatory. He has given several lectures, and his article on Rzewski's The People United was published in Contemporary Music Review.

Samberg studied composition with Frank Abbinanti, piano with Mikhail Yanovitsky, and viola with Rami Solomonow. He is currently studying composition with Michael Pisaro and piano with Vicki Ray at CalArts.

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