Welcome to the website of composer Pete M Wyer
Pete M. Wyer’s 2014 includes the world premiere of “Hear The Voice Of The Bard“: on April 23rd at 3.30pm, broadcast live from Stratford on Avon on BBC Radio 3 in celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. The work is a setting of William Blake’s Introduction from his ‘Songs of Experience’ and was commissioned by the Orchestra of the Swan, who will perform it with their chamber choir.
On May 2nd, Two Sides Sounding Festival, Brooklyn present a new rendering of three songs from Stories From The City At Night with Daniel Neer, tenor and Eleanor Taylor, soprano
In May at the Chelsea Flower Show, London, The Colour Project premiere their animated film The Butterfly Effect, scored by Pete.
On June 21st a major new work celebrating the centenary of Dylan Thomas is performed in and across New York as part of DT100, River to River and Make Music New York Festivals: And Death Shall Have No Dominion uses an app to synchronise a vast choir of voluntary singers – at the exact same time, dotted across the city, all members of the choir begin singing their parts and walking, over a 45 minute period, towards an assembly point in Rockefeller Park where everyone gathers together for a final rendition of the setting, this time without headphones.
In July the opera ‘Gut’ is 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 Three.
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.’