The Delta State University’s Delta Music Institute will present Dr. Mark Snyder in a faculty recital on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.
Snyder will perform his own works on tuba, clarinet and accordion. All of the compositions have video, electronics and live processing and are part of his second solo album, “Messy,”which was released on January 19, 2010 by Royal Livermush Music.
Using sound and light, Snyder spins stories about his world and the people that populate it. “Malmö” is a caricature of a Swedish dock worker turned astronaut, “Copenhagen” chronicles a weekend chaperoning Baby Elvis and his fellow students for the production of the Michael Frayn play and “Harvey” details the struggle to trust and return to a normal life after the tragic loss of a young family.
Snyder joined the faculty of the Delta State’s Delta Music Institute in 2007, where he teaches courses in music software and technology, multimedia, electronic music history, film scoring and music production.
He also founded and directs the Electroacoustic Juke Joint, an annual festival of electronic art and music that attracts composers and artists from around the world to Delta State University and thegreater Cleveland community for three days each November since 2007. For more information about Snyder and his music, visithttp://www.marksnyder.org.
The Delta Music Institute is an independent center of study under the College of Arts and Sciences at Delta State University. It began with a generous donation by Fred Carl of the Viking Range Corporation in 2003. The focus of the DMI is to provide students with a broad and thorough education in the technological, creative, and business areas of the music and entertainment industry.
The recital is free and open to the public. For information, call (662) 846-4579 or visit http://dmi.deltastate.edu.