Sam Wenc is a composer, improviser, and interdisciplinary artist working with sound, text, performance and installation. As a multi-instrumentalist, he utilizes guitar, pedal steel guitar, vibraphone, electronics, field recordings, and found objects to compose structured and formless work that is curious about the themes and parameters of “folk" music.

Wenc has released music on Where to Now, Moone Records, Noumenal Loom, Sweet Wreath, and Obsolete Staircases. He has performed throughout the US, Canada, and Peru. He’s been artist-in-residence at Elektronmusikstudion EMS (Stockholm, Sweden) and Art OMI (Ghent, NY). In 2022, he composed the score for artist Sophia Giovannitti’s short film “A Monopoly of Violence” presented at Duplex Gallery NYC.  He received a MFA in Music & Sound at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

He co-founded Lobby Art Editions, a record label aimed at crafting sincere and thoughtful releases with a delicate eye towards design, packaging, and outreach.

He currently works for archival record label Mississippi Records and Sahel Sounds, a label focused on releasing contemporary, underground artists located in the Sahel region.

Selected Press

"the singular music of pedal steel guitarist, Sam Wenc...takes an instrument that is usually associated in a cliche way and turns it into something very atmospheric and expansive" - John Schaefer, WNYC

"New Avant-Americana horizons from Sam Wenc’s Post Moves, meshing folk music with aspects of spiritual jazz, post-rock and avant minimalism in a way that beautifully transcends the sum of its parts." - Boomkat

"Composer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Wenc (aka Post Moves) deconstructs folk and film music idioms on this dense, beautiful new LP" - Bandcamp

Additional Links

Aquarium Drunkard
Foxy Digitalis
15 Questions Interview
WNYC New Sounds
Various Small Flames
Tiny Mix Tapes
Willamette Week
Thrd Coast
American Songwriter
Portland Mercury
Boston Hassle