About Us

Wired Music is dedicated to bringing exceptional art music to casual settings through community partnerships in Columbia, SC. We organize and present free, public concerts in every corner of the city.

It is Co-Directed by George Fetner and Philip Snyder.

“Fetner takes risks — compositionally, tonally, artistically — that are too often not taken, and finds therein rich rewards.” — Patrick Wall, Free Times.

A Charleston, SC native, George Fetner (b. 1985) has composed pieces for orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber groups, soloists, computers, installations, improvisers, flash mob, and rock band, and has had premieres in Europe and the United States on programs such as the North American Saxophone Alliance, the UNC Greensboro New Music Festival, the Soundscape Composition-Performance Exchange, The Bennington Chamber Music Conference, The Southern Exposure New Music Series and the 21 Sounds New Music Series, and by groups Decoda, Dark in the Song, the ebb-flow new music collective, C-Street Brass, Cica, FretX Duo (Mak Grgic and Dan Lippel) and the South Carolina Philharmonic.

He continues to compose and perform regularly as a soloist, and has appeared on the Southern Exposure New Music Series as an electric guitarist. He released two albums and toured nationally as the founding member of rock group Pinna.His debut studio album of electroacoustic works, Beneath the Ice, features University of South Carolina faculty and alumni performers, and is praised as “amorphous and wordlessly emotive like the best experimental electronic music.” (Free-Times)

Fetner received his BM, and in 2015 his MM in Composition from the University of South Carolina. Awards include the John and Lucrecia Herr Award for Composition, the Trenholm Artist Guild Composition Award, and a composition fellowship from the Bennington Chamber Music Conference. His primary teachers include Jesse Jones, John Fitz Rogers, and Reginald Bain.

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Philip Snyder is interested in the experimental pursuit of music performance as a process.

Philip is a DMA candidate in Flute Performance at the University of South Carolina. He received his Masters of Music from the University of South Carolina and his Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As a teacher, Philip seeks to help students find an individualized path to high standards of playing and personal expression. He specializes in using mindfulness in order to create visualization strategies which aid in musicality and performance anxiety.

Philip is a founding member of the Raleigh, NC contemporary performance ensemble, earspaceHe also performs frequently with Collaborations in Contemporary Art (Cica), and the USC Experimental Music Workshop. He has performed alongside experimental musicians including Greg Stuart, Michael Pisaro, Jürg Frey, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

His field recording album around-past-away was released on May 9, 2016. The album is an exploration of motion through natural sonic environments.