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Sam Conducts New Filmscore

Sam recently orchestrated and conducted Hanan Townshend's haunting film score for forthcoming untitled film. The score featured a variety of outside-the-box techniques for choir, including whispering, ASMR and larynx shaking. The film will come out in August 2024. Look for it! More info here 

Cradled By Grace

Sam is thrilled to have been commissioned by the Austin Symphony Orchestra to compose a full length trumpet concerto for Austin's favourite trumpeter, Mr. Ephraim Owens. Cradled By Grace will premiere February 2025, and will celebrate jazz, blues and historically Black music from Austin Texas. It will be formed from the musical partnership between Ephraim and Sam, who have been performing together for over 20 years, in the Ephraim Owens Quintet. More info here

MoonFall - A New Ballet by Sam Lipman

Sam has been commissioned by Austin's favourite new music collective Density512 to compose a full length ballet. Sam has written the story and music to MoonFall, which will premiere in May 2024. MoonFall is a new immersive and interactive mythic fantasy ballet that explores desire, climate change, community, and our relationship with the cosmos. At times poignant and at others delightful, MoonFall tells a story of the Sun and Moon's dualistic orbit and the humans whose movements push and pull on their natural world. It will feature the fabulous choreography of RedNightfall Productions and design by the fabulous Yuliya Lanina. MoonFall is scored for 13 musicians and 12 dancers. More info here.

Mapping And Glaciers

Sam's latest work, a 45 minute dance work for String Quartet was recently recorded at Austin's @KMFA Classical 89.5 Maylen Drayson Studio, mixed by Dave Boyle at ChurchHouse Studios. The work premieres at Houston's MATCH Center September 14th thru 21st. Book your tickets soon, as this space will sell out quickly. Also look for an official album release of this recording in the fall.

CYST Soundtrack

Sam's most recent soundtrack, to the cult horror film CYST goes live to all platforms including iTunes and Spotify on July 29th, which happens to be Bernard Herrmann's birthday. Be sure to pick up what critics are calling "a phantasmagorical whirlwind thriller of a soundtrack!"

New Work 'Call To Arms' featured on Budapest Scoring Orchestra's Instagram

Sam's recent work 'Call To Arms' recorded by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra is currently featured on their instagram page. Check out the track here

Laurence Pike's New Album (title TBA)

What a blast to get to arrange and conduct the choir on best buddy Laurence Pike's latest record. We were lucky to have Sydney's Philharmonia Choir VOX, as well as record in Phoenix Central Park's Church Space. Can't wait for this record to come out

Hijacked!! Sydney String Sessions

It was a party at JackLadder's official release of 5th album Hijacked at Sydney Recital Center, featuring Lipman's extensive string arrangements, rounding out an amazing show 

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

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