PETE M. WYER is a composer and musician from England whose works often involve storytelling and innovation, especially in the area of immersive sound. He has created scores for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard, the orchestra of Welsh National Opera, The Crossing, BBC Television and the Royal Opera House as well as creating seven operas and music theatre works.
His immersive installation The iForest opened in a permanent home at The Wild Center, in the Adirondacks in 2017, receiving 160,000 visitors and being described by Inside Hook Magazine as “Like hiking through Fantasia”. The work that currently plays in the iForest is called ‘I Walk Towards Myself’ and features a multi-track recording of The Crossing with each voice separately recorded, creating a 72 voice choir, singing in the indigenous Mohawk language. The iForest was installed in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, as a part of Drums Along the Hudson in June 2018:
In 2016 Pete was commissioned by WNYC’s New Sounds Live to create Song of the Human as both an installation and concert work which was performed by The Crossing choir with an immersive soundscape at the Winter Garden, Manhattan. An excerpt can be heard in the film below:
The WNYC broadcast can he heard here: New Sounds Live on WNYC.
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:
In 2015 he was the composer and Musical Director for the 175th anniversary of Cunard in Liverpool and drew crowds in excess of 60,000:
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