Pete M. Wyer is a British composer who is interested in storytelling and innovation, 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.
His seven operas and music theatre works, include Numinous City, originally commissioned by the Royal Opera House ROH2 and American Opera Projects, New York and currently in development as a film with Emmy award winning screenwriter Melissa Salmons.
In 2015 Pete was the composer and Musical Director for the dazzling and historic 175th anniversary of Cunard in Liverpool which drew crowds in excess of 60,000. Click the image below to watch the show:
In 2014 Pete’s innovative, Manhattan-wide And Death Shall Have No Dominion, a setting of Dylan Thomas for the centenary of his birth was performed by a synchronised headphone choir distributed across Manhattan, synchronised via a specially created app on smartphones and tablets. Click the image below to see film of the event:
Pete received 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.’