Everything Is Sound

Indie musicians contemplate the value of art while embarking on a tour around thirteen National Parks to record an album made from sounds of nature.

  • Dan Snyder
  • Dan Snyder
  • Dan Snyder
  • Dan Snyder
    Key Cast
  • Josh Stewart
    Key Cast
  • Katie Snyder
    Key Cast
  • Matt Short
    Key Cast
  • Blaine Keller
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Coury
    Key Cast
  • Audrey Hall
    Key Cast
  • Paul Durham
    Key Cast
  • Loyd Rieves
    Key Cast
  • Taylor Hughes
    Key Cast
  • Clayton Thompson
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Kimsey
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    documentary, short film
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,832 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Dan Snyder

Dan is the founding member of two alternative indie bands, aReverie and Paper Lights (IMEA Alternative Artist of the year, Akademia and Global Music Awards). He has managed a variety of projects, events and artists, as well as written, produced and composed music for numerous corporations, such as CBS, Coca Cola, MTV, Boeing, Chick-fil-a, Outside Magazine, Land Rover, NPR and ESPN. Dan has also played keyboards for Grammy winning Mac Powell, AMA artist of the year Sam Hunt and for multiple BBC Radio tours with singer/songwriter Callaghan. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) and has served as Volunteer Coordinator for TEDx.

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Director Statement

As a composer I always looked at filmmakers with reverence. I admired how the craft requires your full immersion, often for longer periods of time than I had found recording music from the comfort of my home studio. I wanted to understand what it meant to live inside a project for several months. I felt like the experience would make me a better composer and more well rounded artist.

With a documentary film, we wanted to create something that embodied the emotion and struggle that we all feel as artists while sharing the beauty and inspirational value of our National Parks. It only made sense that we would take the recording studio to the outdoors for months and document the whole thing.

Before we began this project I remember seeing a five part series by Jared Leto called, Great Wide Open. This series moved me, it challenged me. I remember the way each episode made me feel about the outdoors and our relationship with it. It made me think about ways to combine music, film and a love for the outdoors into one project.

I feel passionate about the arts and their value to humanity. My hope is to use multiple forms of media to carry inspiration to other artists and share value for our precious outdoor spaces.