Justin Snyder

Justin Snyder's Biography

In search of new modes of communication and expression, pianist Justin Snyder explores performance as an immersive and integrated experience, reimagining the ways in which we listen and think about music. Through the cross-pollination of music with olfaction, dance and movement, science, visual art, architecture, technology, and beyond, Justin seeks to illuminate entirely new perspectives borne out of experimentation.

Driven a great deal by collaboration, Justin Snyder has joined forces with artists spanning a wide spectrum of backgrounds, from choreographers, poets, and digital artists to perfumers, durational performance artists, fashion designers, and laser artists. With a focus on the music of living composers, he has had the great privilege of working with Libby Larsen, Molly Joyce, My Brightest Diamond (Shara Nova), Kelly Moran, Jonathan Dove, Evan Ziporyn, William Bolcom, and Jake Heggie, amongst many more artists. Justin is the creative director of New Music Detroit.

Justin has appeared at such venues as The Kennedy Center, Shanghai Concert Hall, Zaha Hadid's Guangzhou Opera House, The Horse Hospital (London), Leighton House Museum (London), The United States Supreme Court, The Marigny Opera House (New Orleans), The Tank (New York), The Barbican Centre (London), Harvard University, The Mexican Cultural Institute (D.C.), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), The Smithsonian Art Museum (National Endowment for the Arts 50th Anniversary), The American Consulate General (Chengdu, China), Shanghai Conservatory of Music,. Teatro del Lago (Chile), Wigmore Hall (London), The Detroit Institute of Arts, National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Sadler's Wells (London - in performance with Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal), Cranbrook Art Museum, Happyland Theater (New Orleans), Trinosophes (Detroit), Holywell Music Room (Oxford), The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra Hall + The Cube), Mori + Stein Gallery (London), Panoply Lab (New York), LSO St. Lukes (London), City University New York, TEDx conference stage ('MidAtlantic'- D.C.), Wasserman Projects (Detroit), Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States, and the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival.

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