Update: Grammy Nominations
After several lengthy discussions it seems as if I may have been a bit hasty with my impression of Walden's symphony. Sound bites are hardly enough to really hear a piece, and on a review of the sound bites there are elements which are well crafted, so I need to reserve further judgment until I can hear the whole piece.
That said, it is a GOOD thing that a film composer is being given a nod as a classical composer AND that a new work is in the awards for Grammy Classical Performances. Both of these bode well for the future of classical music... so for nothing else, THANK YOU, Chris Walden for providing a piece worthy of this sort of recognition - paving the way for the rest of us.