Sam Salem is an award-winning composer and artistic director. He creates audiovisual works for performers, electronics and video which challenge traditional notions of concert presentation and instrumental virtuosity. His work is fundamentally psychogeopraphical, informed by site-specific research—the layers of myth and history that he uncovers form the building blocks of his work. He is a founding member of Distractfold Ensemble, co-director of the Another Sky Festival, and is currently Practitioner-in-Residence at the Warburg Institute. He has most recently written for the BBC Philharmonic, Weston Olencki, Noam Bierstone and Linda Jankowska, and his debut album, London Triptych, is available from dFolds. He received his doctorate in composition from the University of Manchester in 2011 and is PRiSM Lecturer in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music.