Capital Cities - Kangaroo Court Short Original Score
Piano arranging and performing. Song composed by Jonathan Snipes
DARK THINGS - coming soon
DARK THINGS is a thirty minute song cycle based on the poetry of Novica Tadić. His work is "dark…spare, and ever-mindful of the enormous acts of evil that human beings commit against each other." To convey this in a unique but effective way, the music incorporates both ancient and modern techniques, combining the aesthetics of the past with the timbres and techniques of the present. Backed by an award winning production team and comprising top musicians in their field, the ensemble consists of two sopranos, baritone violin, percussion, piano, and original electronics.
Novica Tadić, “Coat of Many Colors,” “Armful of Twigs, Dream,” “Ten Fingers,” “Someone Whispered to Me in a Dream,” “Straitjacket,” “Sheepskin Coat,” “You Are Mighty,” “A Bird Started to Sing,” “Out of Some Old Thing,” “Rabbit,” “Book, Dream,” “Dark Things,” and “Hatred” from Dark Things, translated by Charles Simic. Translation copyright © 2009 by Charles Simic. Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, Inc. on behalf of BOA Edictions Ltd., 250 North Goodman Street, Suite 306, Rochester, NY 14607, USA, www.boaeditions.org. All rights reserved worldwide.
Los Angeles based, John W. Snyder is currently scoring numerous film and television projects. His commercial credits include Chevy, VW, ACA, Funny or Die, Lenovo, Farmer’s Insurance, and many others. He has also worked for Bear McCreary (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), The AFI Conservatory, Jonathan Snipes, UCLA TFT, and numerous other clients. He was an a piano hand double in MGM's FAME (2009) and an arranger and performer on songs including WAS LOVE featured on CAPRICA and the music video version of KANGAROO COURT for Capital Cities. Released on VEVO, Snyder also recently scored the long version of KANGAROO COURT for Capitol Records. In addition to numerous academic and composition honours, including the Wheaton Scholastic Society, completion of the Aspen Film Institute scoring program, the Henry Mancini Award, and an M.M. from UCLA, his upcoming album DARK THINGS was recently honoured in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
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