Sam Erpelding (*1992, Luxembourg) is a sound engineer, composer, sound artist, field recordist and soundscaper. As an electric guitarist he performs in various formations, including the trio "ARGON", with whom he has toured Central Europe. Under the pseudonym "Dankwart" Sam publishes his compositions mostly by himself, but also on various labels.
He completed his studies in sound engineering at SAE Vienna with distinction and produced a sound documentary about the nature reserve "Prënzebierg" in Luxembourg. Furthermore, he studied music theory and basic harmonic research with Kurt Haider in Vienna. In 2018 he completed the course in Computer Music and Electronic Media at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 2019, he completed the master's programme in Digital Media Technologies at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten and conducted an Ambisonic Soundscape investigation in the Donau-Auen National Park as part of his master's thesis.
In 2018, he was artist in residence at the Kunsthalle Groß-Siegharts in Lower Austria and published his sound installation "Prënzebierg". In 2020, he won the ORF Art Radio Art Competition together with the language artist Elif San. He is co-founder of the Luxembourgish art collective "D'Kréiennascht" and since 2021 member of the radio art network of the Greater Region "Radiôme". He is currently doing his doctorate at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Austria.
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