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David Snow

The compositions of David Jason Snow have been performed in concert by the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Centre  Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Banda Municipal de Bilbao at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, Spain, the New Juilliard Ensemble at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the American Brass Quintet at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and other artists and ensembles at venues in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

His fixed media works have been performed at the Musinfo Journées Art & Science Festival in Bourges, the Festival Exhibitronic in Strasbourg, the Festival Internacional de Video Arte y Música Visual in Mexico City, the Sound Thought Festival in Glasgow, and Echofluxx in Prague.

Snow has also been the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Annapolis Fine Arts Foundation, the Arts Council of Montgomery County (Maryland), the ASCAP Foundation, and Meet the Composer, and composition prizes from BMI, Musician magazine and Keyboard magazine.

He holds degrees in composition from the Eastman School of Music and the Yale School of Music, where his principal mentors were Joseph Schwantner, Warren Benson, Samuel Adler, and Jacob Druckman.

L’apothéose de Tati

The title L’apothéose de Tati is an affectionate parody of the titles of François Couperin's L'apothéose de Lully and L'apothéose de Corelli. In this case however, the object of veneration is not a master composer but the brilliant comic filmmaker and actor Jacques Tati. The work attempts to capture some of the absurdist flavor of Tati's best known character, Monsieur Hulot, an Everyman whose way through the world is complicated by confrontations with modernity and technology. The structure of the work broadly follows that of a classical sonata, with movements of contrasting tempo and texture.

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