Assistant Professor of Music, Mark Snyder, performed his piece Qwee for processed soprano, harp, accordion & video at the 2016 Society of Composer Incorporated Region III Conference at Marshall University in Huntington West Virginia on February 26th. Accompanying him were UMW alums harpist Becky Brown ’15 and soprano Paige Naylor ’14.
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Dr. Snyder’s former students also presented their works at the same conference. Becky Brown’s Hold Still, a multimedia self-portrait for pencil, copper and Arduino on paper and video in Max/MSP/Jitter and original poetry from the composer was featured on concert 4.
along with Stephen Hennessey’s Ausgang, a sentimental work structured around the development of a simple melody through episodic processing featuring the composer on guitar.
Performances of his solo show were also held at Eyedrum in Atlanta February 29th, Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA March 1 and the show at Zeitgeist Gallery was the Nashville Scene’s Critics pick for February 28th.