Peter Evans (trumpet) and Sam Pluta (electronics) have been collaborating since 2008 in a wide variety of contexts. Their work together has spanned Jazz groups, improvisation ensembles, and through-composed works by themselves and others. Their work together has been featured in the Peter Evans Quintet and Octet, Rocket Science, Parker's USA Electro-Acoustic Septet, ICE and the Wet Ink Ensemble. They have performed at major festivals and venues across Europe, Canada and USA. Their music bridges Peter's efforts to explore new sonic worlds for a traditional acoustic instrument with Sam's customized and highly flexible software. Their most recent album is Event Horizon, available on Carrier Records.
Peter Evans has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating Oberlin Conservatory with BA in classical trumpet. Active in New York and internationally, Peter is involved extensively in numerous ensembles. He maintains an interest in collaborative performing, both with notated and improvised materials, and has worked with some of the leading figures in new music and performs with both the International Contemporary Ensemble and the Wet Ink Ensemble.
Sam Pluta is a New York City-based composer and sound artist, specializing in the use of the laptop as a performance instrument. Sam combines electronic soundscapes with acoustic instruments in compositions ranging from solo instrumental works to compositions for large ensemble and orchestra. In addition to his ongoing performance schedule, Sam teaches music-related courses at Bennington College and Columbia University, as well as specialty courses at the Walden School, where he is the director of electronic music and academic dean.