Lanier Sammons

Lanier Sammons is a composer, recordist, and educator based in Santa Cruz, CA. Lanier’s music often explores ideas like audience interactivity, improvisation, the intersection of popular and classical musics, and the pairing of electronic and acoustic sound. His works have been featured at SEAMUS, the Spark Festival, the Jubilus Festival, the San Francisco International Art Festival, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and on Post-Haste Reed Duo’s Beneath a Canopy of Angels…a River of Stars. Ensembles including as the Talujon Percussion Quartet, counter)induction, the Da Capo Chamber Players, Relâche, and Friction Quartet have premiered his pieces. He serves as Assistant Professor of Recording and Technology at California State University, Monterey Bay teaching courses on music technology, composition, and a variety of other topics.

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