AFI Collaboration

Prestigious Hollywood institution  American Film Institute (AFI) have reached out to Sam to pilot a brand new initiative at UT - a collaborative course between his film score students and the film making fellows at AFI. The program will culminate in three short films premiering in Fall 2022. Stay tuned!

Glaciers And Mappings

Sam is thrilled to kick off the new year with a commission from University of Houston's Head of Dance Department Karen Stokes, on her ballet Glaciers And Mappings. It's a work that explores the looming climate crisis, and how international community can rise to the occasion. The work will premiere in September 2022.


Happy for the debut at Tribeca Film Festival of Fathom, by Drew Xanthopolous, out on Apple TV - a documentary exploring 2 scientists pursuits of Whale communications. Sam collaborated with fellow composer Hanan Townshend to create huge orchestrations with Budapest Scoring Orchestra. Check it out!

See You Now

Sam is excited to have been commissioned the scoring of Johnson & Johnson's flagship Podcast See You Now. This work, featured on main website of the health giant, is a series of interviews with Health Professionals on the front-lines of COVID and their amazing tales of survival. Check it out here

Gefilte Fish

Sam is thrilled to release collaboration with renowned Austin artist Yuliya Lanina, on her Fullbright-funded short film Gefilte Fish - a film exploring childhood under the shadow of Holocaust generation. Sam's score is entirely electronic, exploring chamber music of 1940s Eastern Europe. Look for the film's release in the coming months.  Read more...

Hijacked!! - New work for Rock Band Jack Ladder

Critics are loving Sam's work for string octet on 'Hijacked' a rock album by Australian band Jack Ladder, on Endless Recordings. See reviews here - Guardian. Rollingstone  Stack Eminetra Listen here.

TASMAN launched! A new collaboration with Sam and Hanan Townshend

Sam is thrilled to have joined forces with Kiwi composer Hanan Townshend, to create joint venture 'Tasman' where they will co-produce high end media music with the Budapest Scoring Orchestra. Tasman just signed with Marmoset Music. Check their first release at

Sam to Orchestrate Julio Quintana's Blue Miracle

Sam is thrilled to be working with composer Hanan Townshend and the Budapest Scoring Orchestra, where he will be heading up the orchestration duties for Julio Quintana's forthcoming release - which went on to number 3 on Netflix!

A Thousand Cuts score gets glowing review in Variety Magazine

Sam got a nod from the folks at Variety Magazine for his score to Ramona Diaz' soon-to-be-released documentary A Thousand Cuts, hailing "Lipman's Intriguing score, seedy buzz, dystopian sci-fi, nervy, noirish sheen." The full review can be read here.

Sam Commissioned a Memorial Of Jane Sibley

Sam is thrilled to have been commissioned a work for Cello and Piano by the Amatius Foundation. The work will be performed by renowned cellist Hai Zhang-Olevsky, and premiere at the Georgetown Festival of the Arts in June 2020. The work will commemorate Mrs. Jane Sibley, CEO of The Austin Symphony for over twenty years, and Austin's most beloved patron of the arts. The work takes its title of Pluma del Aura from the buzzard feather that Jane wore in her hairstyle for all those years, and takes musical themes of resilience and fortitude from Jane's biopic Jane's Window. 

Sam Commissioned for International Duo Symposium

Sam is excited to have been commissioned by RotoЯ Brass, twins Joe Cooper (Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma University) and Zach Cooper (Assistant Professor of Horn, University of Montana) for their upcoming performance at The International Duo Symposium at The University of Montana, March 28th. The piece will riff heavily on the Cooper twins being, well identical twins - with instrument swapping, and will leave the audience guessing who is who!

Sam to Compose Score to 'Cyst'

Sam is excited to have signed on with director Tyler Russell to score his forthcoming horror film 'Cyst' starring George Hardy and Eva Habermann