Paul Snider

The Music of Junk is a fun, energetic, musical extravaganza of original music performed on original instruments built from recycled junk. The 12-member orchestra and singers perform original compositions by Canadian composer Paul Snider during this 100-minute, unique show. Stories of the junkyard unfold through a wheel barrow bass, a garbage can cello, hub caps, PVC tubing, an automobile, a harp built from an old bed frame, different types of percussive instruments and much more junk, all adding to the originality of this orchestra of the imagination.

The Music of Junk made its debut at The Vancouver Fringe Festival in September 2014 as Junk! The Musical. The Music of Junk has toured large theatres throughout BC, including The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, Vancouver, The Massey Theatre in New Westminster, The Charles-Bailey Theatre in Trail, and The ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge 


Paul's company Born To Fly Productions Inc. has  filmed an original story, a short film called The Walk. Paul is the main character and he co-wrote, produced, directed and edited the film. 2013

Music video 'Better Than Me', song written and performed by Paul Snider 2013
Paul starred in the feature film Everywhere But Here by his production company Born To Fly Productions Inc. He produced, directed, wrote, edited and scored the film. This family adventure comedy film is about a man who doesn't like children, who gets stranded on an island with two kids

Paul's album is a compilation of his original folk-rock songs which are snapshots from his life. The album’s title song ‘The Letter’ takes lessons learned throughout life and puts them in a letter that Paul writes to his 20-year-old self. The album has a fresh sound, from the full orchestration of ‘Gates of Heaven’, to the lone piano and vocals on ‘Young Angel’.

The album can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and many other music distribution sites.

Click to listen to the title track 'The Letter

Paul's music project The Orchestra of Sound creates music using sounds from life and the world around us. This musical piece was put together from sounds recorded during a trip through Eastern Europe in the summer of 2012

After travelling to western Kenya, Paul produced a short film for The Water Project based on their water projects. Paul scored the film with his original music. 2010

Through his musical project The Orchestra of Sound, Paul put together a rendition of 'Oh Canada' using only Canadian animal sounds. This was featured on various radio stations across Canada at the time of the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, including CBC

Paul wrote a musical called The Curtain which is a sung-through love story between an East German woman and a western man during the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. He produced a full-cast double CD