Sid Samberg

(Note: This concert was rescheduled from the original date of Jan. 12.)

Sid Samberg, a composer-pianist from Chicago, is honored to participate in the Wayward Music Series a second time, exactly one year after the last, which was his Seattle debut. He will perform more original works for piano solo, which explore concepts ranging from the personal (meditations on dreams and close relationships) to the global (referencing the climate crisis and our changing environment).

Sid Samberg (b. 1989) is a composer-pianist, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and educator. His music flows from an inner voice which connects the emotional content of sound with deeply felt aspects of human experience. He has been described as “uncommonly talented” (John Von Rhein – Chicago Tribune).

Samberg has been called an “eco-pianist” as a result of his musical engagement with climate change. Several of his works are inspired by (or pay tribute to) our relationship with nature.

His recent collaborations include Zero Tolerance, a collaborative project with C. Eule Dance Company about a mother and daughter separated by ICE at the US-Mexico border; the release of LUDO, an EP recording of a modular graphic score written for him by composer Drew Corey, a special “Schubertiade” concert with soprano Natalie Ingrisano, and a performance on piano and keyboards with the NYC experimental black metal band Liturgy in their opera Origin of the Alimonies, at REDCAT in LA. Samberg has a degree in composition from California Institute of the Arts.