Welcome to the website of composer Pete M Wyer
Pete M. Wyer’s 2015 includes a residency at Arizona State University in March/April collaborating with Professor Arthur Sabatini on Black Journals/Mapping Time as well as presenting a paper at Balance/Unbalance Conference for arts, since and technology.
Pete is composer and Musical Director for the historic anniversary of Cunard in Liverpool which takes place at the end of May where crowds in excess of 60,000 are expected to attend.
Recent highlights have included And Death Shall Have No Dominion, a setting of Dylan Thomas for the centenary of his birth which was performed by a synchronised headphone choir distributed across Manhattan and synchronised via an app on smartphones and tablets, you can see film of the event here:
The Colour Project’s animated film The Butterfly Effect, created for the Chelsea Flower Show and scored by Pete, won a silver medal at the event, the first time an award has been given to a presentation other than for plants or flowers.
His opera ‘Gut’ was performed as work in progress at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival, London, featuring baritone Adam Green.
About Pete M. Wyer
Pete M. Wyer is a British composer who is interested in storytelling, his works frequently undertake narrative journeys that cover an eclectic range of styles and sounds. He is known for orchestral scores, opera, choral, ballet and jazz works and has written for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard Academy, Royal Opera House, English National Ballet and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as original work for BBC TV and BBC Radio 3.
He has written seven operas and music theatre works, including Numinous City, originally commissioned by the Royal Opera House ROH2 and currently in development with American Opera Projects.
He is the founder and Creative Director of Omnio360 Ltd, a pioneering company creating immersive sound systems and experiences.
In February 2011 he received a ‘Best Composer’ award for his orchestral score The Far Shore, at the Fringe Report awards (see picture). 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.’