Steven Snowden (b. 1981) is an American composer.
A native of the Ozarks countryside, Dr. Snowden began composition studies in 2002 at Missouri State University and subsequently earned his Master's degree at the University of Colorado and Doctorate at the University of Texas.
In 2012-2013 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal, researching and implementing motion tracking technology as a means to facilitate collaboration between music and dance. In 2013-2014, he was a visiting professor and composer in residence at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is the co-founder/director of the Fast Forward Austin Music Festival. He currently works as a freelance composer.
Writing music for dance, theater, multi-media installations, and the concert stage, Snowden is equally at home writing acoustic and electro-acoustic music and has taken a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and live electronic audio manipulation as a tool for improvisation.
Snowden’s work often deals with concepts of memory, nostalgia, and the cyclic nature of historical events as they pertain to modern society. While his musical influences are deeply rooted in bluegrass, folk, and rock, he utilizes non-traditional techniques and processes to compose works that don’t squarely align with any single genre or style.
Works for Winds
- Left of the Dial (2016)
- Long Distance (2013)
- Man with a Gun Lives Here, A (2011)
- Mobbing Calls (2012)
- Speed Studies (2012)
- Take This Hammer (2008/2011)
- Steven Snowden website Accessed 16 November 2016