Noises, Sounds & Strange Airs
CD of new American music by Ewazen, Heinick, Marshall and Snow
From the CD's booklet:
David Snow received his musical training at the Eastman School of Music, the Yale School of Music, and Brandeis University. A recipient of awards from BMI, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, Snow has been a fellow at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs and has participated in the annual Composer-Choreographer Workshop at the American Dance Festival. His music has been performed in concert at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals, and across the United States. Snow's recording of "Larry, the Stooge in the Middle" earned him Musician magazine's "Best Unsigned Band" award in 1992. His composition "Dance Movements" is featured on the American Brass Quintet's New American Brass compact disc on the Summit label.
About Wittgenstein Revisited
"In his monumental Tractatus Logico-Philosphicus, Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein attempted to arrive at a comprehensive definition of knowledge based upon an analysis of language. Wittgenstein's application of logical methodologies to this task proved influential in the development of modern theories of linguistics, computation, and machine intelligence. Given that science, philosophy and art evolve in parallel, it is surely no coincidence that the rigorous formalism of Wittgenstein's thought found a counterpart in the development of contemporary music theory. As one noted academic succinctly observed, 'The ubiquitous preoccupation with polyphony (i.e. with fundamental voices contributing ordered subsets to form larger, more comprehensive sets which may themselves be subject to transformation as intrinsic voices in a musical dimension) should be viewed as an attempt to achieve profound levels of integration in the hierarchy of structures generated by the partition of fundamental lines relative to appropriate criteria of relatedness vis-a-vis the total set of structures.'"
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