Jeff Snyder


Roulette; 509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

Friday, October 21 at 10:00pm

$10 ($8 with SONiCPass. CASH ONLY AT DOOR)

exclusiveOr: encOr (with Sam Pluta)


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Jeff Snyder (b.1978) is a composer, instrument designer, electronics performer and sound artist working in the New York City area. His works have been performed by a variety of ensembles, including the Timetable Percussion Trio and the Wet Ink Ensemble. He has recently been working on writing music for an ensemble consisting only of instruments he designed and built. In addition to his concert works, he often collaborates with artists from other mediums, most frequently the visual artist Gandalf Gavan.

Jeff received his doctorate in Music Composition from Columbia University in 2010, studying under Brad Garton and robotics artist and Dorkbot founder Douglas Repetto. His research focused primarily on producing acoustic sound through electro-mechanical or electronic means. He is currently the Technical Director of the Princeton University Electronic Music Studios, and the Associate Director of PLOrk, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra.

He performs and records in an analog synthesizer duo with Sam Pluta, called exclusiveOr (CD out on Quiet Design Records). He also plays modular analog synthesizer in an improvisational trio with bassonist Katie Young and violinist Erica Dicker, and performs on a hacked 1980s pen plotter with Victor Adan in the Draftmasters. Jeff's electro-country alter ego Owen Lake released his debut album in 2008, on the Layered label. He also founded and co-runs the Carrier Records label for experimental music with Sam Pluta and David Brynjar-Franzson. As a member of the Wet Ink composers’ collective since 2004, Jeff has written many pieces for the group and performed electronics on the work of several composers.

In 2009, Jeff Snyder founded Snyderphonics, LLC, a company devoted to the invention of new and unusual muscial instruments and controllers. His first product, the Manta controller, was released that same year.