Samuel Hertz (born in Washington, DC) is a composer, researcher, and sound artist working at the intersection of Earth-based sound, sonic sensualities, and climate change. His work spans many genres – through-composed music, multi-media electronics performances, large-scale speaker installations, IMAX and standalone films, and performative installations, among others. Hertz’s background as a dancer influences his sound work in numerous collaborations, touring productions and international performance companies.
As a researcher informed by collaborative investigation within Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s Anthropocene Curriculum, Hertz is the author of six essays on sound’s relationship to geography, climate, and social ecologies. Hertz continued a long-standing collaboration with the choreographer Anya Kravchenko at SDVIG and developed new solo material based on his research in acoustic ecology.