Jeff Snyder (b.1978) is a composer, improviser and instrument-designer living in Princeton, New Jersey, and active in the New York City area.
He performs on his analog modular synthesizer he designed and built himself in duos and with Sam Pluta, Federico Ughi, and Cenk Ergün, and also leads a band as his electro-country alter ego Owen Lake. He is also a member of avant-jazz group the Federico Ughi Quartet, noise trio The Mizries, and laptop ensemble Sideband.
He is currently an Associate Research Scholar in the Music Department at Princeton University, and the Associate Director of PLOrk, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra. In 2011, he received a doctorate with distinction in Music Composition from Columbia University.
In 2009, Jeff started a small business designing and manufacturing electronic musical instruments under the name Snyderphonics, and released the Manta, an unusual touch controller. The same year, he co-founded an experimental music record label with Sam Pluta and David Brynjar-Franzson called Carrier Records, which continues to release strange and exciting experimental music.