Samuel Penderbayne

Samuel Penderbayne (AU/DE)  

Samuel Penderbayne (AU/DE) – Thank you for the Struggle

Recording for Download: Susanne Kessel, piano

Samuel Penderbayne about „Thank you for the struggle“

„Thank You for the Struggle is a musical representation of a possible composition process, taking the first few bars of the Moonlight Sonata as its theme. The composer experiments with various themes and chords in an attempt to find the right elements and put them in an order. When this is unsuccessful – when the elements don’t fit well with one another – there are loud clusters. These stand for an internal flash that comes when one knows, that the piece is not how it should be.“


Sheet Music Vol. 3 – available here: SHOP

„Thank you for the struggle“ – Concerts:

26. April 2016 – World premiere – DHPG, Bonn – Susanne Kessel, piano

11. May 2016 – Augustinum, Bad Neuenahr – Susanne Kessel, piano

Samuel Penderbayne (*1989)

Samuel Penderbayne is an Australian composer and performer, living and working in Hamburg, Germany. He holds degrees from Sydney and Munich, and is a Doctoral Fellow at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Hamburg. He is a student of Prof. Moritz Eggert and Prof. Fredrik Schwenk. Engagements include: the Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Tasmanian symphony orchestras in Australia; Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Oktopus, The Breakout Ensemble, Sirius Quartet and Asian Art Ensemble in Germany; stage-music (theater, dance) for Schauspielhaus Frankfurt, Prinzregententheater Munich, Theater Bremen and film music for the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Munich.   He is currently working on a chamber opera with librettist Helmut Krausser for the Hamburg State Opera (Opera Sabile: premiere early-2018). Apart from composition, Samuel is an active vocalist (tenor), conductor (orchestral, choral, chamber) and electronic musician. In his work, Samuel seeks to enrich the classical technique  with influences from non-classical genres including electronic-, world-, rock- and jazz-music. Website Samuel Penderbayne