PETE M. WYER is a composer and musician from England with an interest in storytelling and innovation. He has created scores for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard and Royal Opera House as well as seven operas and music theatre works. As a guitarist he has performed with the Orchestra of the Swan, Asphalt Orchestra, shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson and pianist Matthew Shipp.
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. The WNYC broadcast can he heard here: New Sounds Live on WNYC. In May 2017 a 24 speaker ‘iForest’ opens at The Wild Center in New York State featuring a specially commissioned choral work sung partly in the Mohawk language titled ‘I Walk Towards Myself’ (2017). It features 24 voices on 24 audio-speakers spread across woodland to create music that wraps around the audience as they walk a specially created natural trail.
A film about creating Song of the Human can be seen here:
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