Welcome to the website of composer Pete M Wyer
Pete M. Wyer is a British composer who is known for his orchestral scores, opera, choral, ballet and jazz works. Pete’s portfolio includes music 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 is currently developing a setting of Dylan Thomas’s “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” for the centenary of the poet’s birth in 2014. The work is unusual, utilising a ‘vocamotive choir’ – a mobile group of singers distributed across Manhattan who sing and walk, synchronised via headphones.
His song for the Olympic Torch Ceremony in Coventry, with lyrics by Nick Walker, ‘Out Of The Flame’ was performed to an audience of 20,000 on July 1st 2012.
His one hour song cycle of poems by Charles Simic ‘The Invisible’ premiered at Roulette, Brooklyn on May 29th 2012 featuring Tom Buckner, baritone, Matthew Shipp, piano, Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi, Kevin Norton, percussion with Pete playing classical guitar, synth and electronics.
He is the founder and Creative Director of Omnio360 Ltd, a pioneering company creating immersive sound systems and experiences.
His opera-in-development Numinous City was presented by American Opera Projects and performed at the Rubin Museum, New York in November 2011. http://www.gwarlingo.com/2011/peter-wyer-numinous-city/
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.’
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