Sam Gillies is a researcher and composer with an interest in the function of noise as both a musical and communicative code in music and art. His music treads the line between the musically beautiful and ugly, embracing live performance, multimedia and installation art forms to create alternating sound worlds of extreme fragility and overwhelming density. Sam's music has been programmed and exhibited at both national and international conferences and festivals, including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, UK; Test Tone Series at Superdeluxe, Tokyo; and the International Computer Music Conference. In 2016 Sam was awarded the Liz Rhodes scholarship in musical multimedia from the University of Huddersfield. Since receiving his doctorate in 2020, Sam has been an assistant researcher with Gerhard Revealed, an AHRC-funded project working to create an online archive documenting the electronic music of composer Roberto Gerhard.