Composer Spotlight: Sam Boshnack

SCA Composer Spotlight: Samantha Boshnack

SCA Vice President Amy Denio chats with multi-instrumentalist and composer Sam Boshnack about her influences and adventures, Reptet and B’Schnorkestra, improvisation, and what’s next.

Prolific composer/trumpeter Samantha Boshnack synthesizes a dazzling array of influences in her sophisticated yet fun, highly original compositions—from intricate chamber writing to lush jazz panoramas and funky brass band-inspired grooves. Whether blasting through the sonic explorations of her 14-piece alternative chamber orchestra, B’shnorkestra, or leading Seismic Belt and her quintet, Boshnack’s compositional voice pulses with vitality. In addition to her running her own three ensembles, she is part of the acclaimed composers’ collective Alchemy Sound Project and has toured extensively in the zany, postmodern Reptet. She has released twelve recordings with these five ensembles.