Samn Johnson (b. 1991) is a Brooklyn-based composer and electronic musician. He recently completed a masters degree in composition at NYU, where he studied with Julia Wolfe and Robert Honstein. His work encompasses many genres including orchestral, chamber, solo keyboard, and vocal music, often incorporating electronics and the influence of various forms of contemporary pop and experimental music. Explore this website to hear his music and find more information.
Samn in 2017: photo by Ida Fey
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Dispatches from the Bang on a Can Summer Festival
Big thanks to Maggie Molloy from Second Inversion for writing about my works from the 2018 Bang on a Can Summer Festival. Check out her wonderful article here (scroll down for the segment on my music). I had a wonderful time at the festival and met so many thoughtful and dedicated musicians who I am excited to continue working with!
nox perpetua premier by JACK Quartet
I am honored to present a video of my 2017 string quartet nox perpetua in the premiere performance by the world class JACK quartet. This piece is inspired by the work of the Roman poet Catullus, using his signature meter (the phalaecean hendecasyllable) as motivic material.