The College of Arts and Architecture

Mark Snyder; live performance, electronics, and video

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:30pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free admission

Virginia-based composer and performer Mark Snyder presents a multimedia recital, including live performance, electronic music, and video. One reviewer wrote, "Using a laptop, video projector, clarinet, tuba, and  accordion, Mark Snyder creates wordless, multimedia compositions, orchestrated with live instrument processing, prerecorded sounds, and video." His compositions have been described as “a fantastic and colorful sonic journey of musical storytelling.”

Mark Snyder's visit to campus is hosted by Penn State music technology professor Mark Ballora.

Program to be announced.

Mark Snyder is a composer, performer, producer, songwriter, video artist and teacher living in Fredericksburg Virginia. His multimedia compositions have been described as “expansive, expressive, extremely human, Snyder’s compositions attract performers who resist to works with electronics as well as audiences who don’t think they want to hear computer processing.”Mark Snyder

Snyder is a professor at the University of Mary Washington, teaching courses in electronic music, composition, and theory. Prior to that, he was a professor of music production and technology at Delta State University (MS). He earned his bachelor’s degree at Mary Washington, a master’s degree from Ohio University, and his doctorate from the University of Memphis. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).

See Mark Snyder's website for further information. For video of past performances, please click here.