Composer David Jason Snow is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the ASCAP Foundation, BMI, Meet the Composer, the Maryland State Arts Council, Musician magazine, and Keyboard magazine, and has been an artist resident at Yaddo and the Millay Colony for the Arts. He holds degrees in music composition from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University, where his principal teachers were Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson, Samuel Adler, and Jacob Druckman.
November 15, 2018: Sound Thought, an annual festival of music and sound research, composition, and performance run by postgraduate students from the University of Glasgow (Scotland), will present David Jason Snow's fixed media video Crazytown: a sonification and visualization of neural activity in Donald Trump's cerebral cortex at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Cinema, Glasgow.
October 25, 2018: Nicholls State University faculty member Dr. Matthew Swihart performed Muted suggestions for trumpet and marimba in recital at St. John's Episcopal Church in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
October 14, 2018: The Concerto Chamber Orchestra of the University of Southern California Thornton performed A Baker's Tale at the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall in Los Angeles.
October 7-14, 2018: Following its world premiere last May in Cerisy-la-Salle, France, the 12-hour dance video Le Ballet de la Nuit was screened during the 5th Encuentro internacional de video-danza y video-performance in Valencia, Spain, at Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània. (The seventh 1-hour segment of the video, Hercule amoureux, was choreographed, danced, recorded, and edited by Aurore Biry, with the score composed and performed by David Jason Snow). The video will also be screened in April 2019 at the University of Leeds, and in Halifax, Nova Scotia (date and venue to be announced).
May 17, 2018: David Jason Snow, in collaboration with choreographer/videographer Aurore Biry, participated in a dance film project sponsored by the Centre de vidéo-danse de Bourgogne (France), based on the 1653 Ballet de la Nuit by Louis XIV. The project's goal was the creation of a 13-hour long dance film divided into one-hour segments, each segment produced by a different filmmaker and scored by a different composer. The complete film was screened on May 17, 2018 at the Château de Cerisy-la-Salle in Normandy, France, from sunset to sunrise.
Scores and parts for the compositions Winter and A Baker's Tale for trumpet and piano are available for sale directly from the composer for $20.00 (U.S.) each, plus $5.00 shipping (continental U.S. only). Please specify Bb or C trumpet part; if you want both parts, add $4.00. Pay with personal check or via PayPal (please add a $2.00 PayPal service charge). Contact us to place an order or inquire about international shipping rates.