PETE M. WYER is a composer and musician from England with an interest in storytelling and innovation. As a guitarist he has performed with the Orchestra of the Swan, Asphalt Orchestra, shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson and pianist Matthew Shipp. He has created seven operas and music theatre works as well as scores for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard and Royal Opera House.
His system for guided improvisation, called ‘Time Structured Mapping’, has been used in the creation of works for Welsh National Opera: Lohengrin Retold (2012) and BBC Radio 3: Insomnia Poems (2009). He is developing a notation system for spatialised instrumental music which is used in his immersive sound works, such as the upcoming ‘Song of the Human’ (2016) for the the Winter Garden in New York City and ‘I Walk Towards Myself’ (2017) for his iForest installation at The Wild Center in NY State.
In May 2017 Pete’s 24 speaker ‘iForest’ opens at The Wild Center in New York State featuring a specially commissioned choral score sung partly in the Mohawk language.
In 2016 Pete is creating Song of the Human, as both an installation and concert work to be performed by The Crossing choir with an immersive soundscape that includes the dawn chorus and which will be broadcast as part of New Sounds Live on WNYC. The concert premiere is October 12th, 2016, with the installation running from October 15th until October 23rd. To learn more, watch the film below:
Pete’s innovative, Manhattan-wide And Death Shall Have No Dominion, a setting of Dylan Thomas for the centenary of his birth in 2014, performed by a synchronised headphone choir distributed across Manhattan, synchronised via a specially created app on smartphones and tablets, can be seen in the film below:
Pete has received a number of international fellowships and a ‘Best Composer’ award for his orchestral score The Far Shore in 2011 at the Fringe Report Awards. The citation reads:
‘The award celebrates the glorious work of classical composer Pete Wyer across film, ballet, concert and opera including 57 Hours, Numinous City, Listening To The Sky. In particular it celebrates the extraordinary ballet A Far Shore (2010) recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and originally commissioned for performance by English National Ballet & Shanghai Ballet. The award salutes an artist of outstanding creative and intellectual integrity.’Pete is represented by: Jeff Eisenberg, Agent Summit Entertainment Group 203.453-0188 firstname.lastname@example.org