Samuel Mutter is a composer, pianist, and trumpeter currently based at Bard College where he attends the conservatory as a second-year music composition student. Mutter’s influences include a wide range of classical, folk, jazz, and rock music. He has a deep interest in the music of different cultures, and this often affects his writing. Mutter’s musical style is just as broad as the music that influences him.
Even at a young age, Samuel’s music has been performed by large ensembles, chamber ensembles, and soloists. Recent collaborations include at Atlantic Music Festival where the Pierrot Ensemble premiered Mutter’s piece, “Incarceration” and the new music ensemble, Sputter Box, whose recently released album, Sputter (Shrinks The) Box, contains his piece, “The Spice Cabinet”. Other collaborations have included a live-streamed performance of his duet for violin and cello, “Autumn Day Nostalgia”.
In addition to concert music, Samuel enjoys writing music for film and has participated in prestigious programs such as the NYU Screen Scoring Workshop. Mutter aspires to write music professionally for both concert and film settings.
Before coming to Bard College, Mutter studied composition privately with Long Island based composer, Alan Hankers. He currently studies composition with composer George Tsontakis, and is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Music in Composition.