Sam Gillies is a composer and sound artist with an interest in the function of noise as both a musical and communicative code in music and art. His work 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 work 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, where he completed his PhD in 2020 under the supervision of Prof Monty Adkins. His use of harmony was once described by Pierluigi Billione as being "like a beautiful questionmark."