Sam Yulsman (b. 1990) is a composer and pianist whose music spans a wide array of idioms. A belief in music as a means of psychonautic exploration is central to his work. Yulsman’s music includes acoustic and electroacoustic works for soloists, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles and improvisers, as well as fixed media pieces, installations, and collaborations with artists working across disciplines. His work has been presented in North and South America, Europe, and Asia by ensembles and soloists including Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Korea, JACK Quartet, Séverine Ballon, Wet Ink Ensemble, Jeonghyeon Joo, the New York New Music Ensemble, Julia den Boer, loadbang, Mivos Quartet and Rage Thormbones. Recent collaborative works include Land Before Time III - a dance installation co-produced and directed with choreographer Justin Cabrillos and scholar Gabrielle DaCosta, and Weaving Music II - an interactive website co-designed with drummer, composer and scholar Jessie Cox that explores experimental approaches to web-mediated listening and improvisation. He is currently pursuing a DMA in composition at Columbia University where he studies with George E. Lewis.