Episode 33: Steven Snowden
With an interest in the expressive capabilities of sound, composer Steven Snowden's work includes acoustic and electro-acoustic music, sound-collage, live electronic improvisation, interactive multi-media installations and many things in between. With deep roots in American folk, bluegrass, and rock music, Steven's work seems to me to spring forth as a freshly invented American sound. We chatted about his new work commissioned by the Fifth House Ensemble in Chicago, Voices from the Dustbowl, his composition for percussion and electronics, Long Distance, as well as his experiences living as a freelance composer.
Currently based in Austin, TX, Steven is also the co-founder and co-director of the Fast Forward Austin Music Festival.
Shout out to the very talented percussionist Victor Pons, whose performance of Long Distance is featured on the show! Here are more videos of Victor's performances of this terrific piece: