Pete has created many scores for performance, from chamber works for strings such as the 1996 Songs From A Blazing City through to May Peace Prevail On Earth, which premiered at The Barbican, London in 2003, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and massed choirs.

He has also created innovative and conceptual works such as Simultaneity and And Death Shall Have No Dominion:

Works include:

  • Song of the Human. An immersive choral installation using 18 speakers and 16 singers, originally commissioned by WNYC for the Winter Garden, New York
  • Amazing Graces live ‘mapping’ show for 175th anniversary of Cunard. 2015
  • How Did We Get Here? created for Arizona State University in collaboration with Professor Arthur Sabatini. 2015
  • Hear The Voice Of The Bard for choir and orchestra, performed BBC Radio 3, live in 2014 by the Orchestra of the Swan.
  • And Death Shall Have No Dominion for ‘synchronised headphone choir’. 2014
  • The Butterfly Effect film for Chelsea Flower show, 2014.
  • Gut an opera for solo baritone. 2014.
  • 57 Hours in the House of Culture In development with Royal National Theatre  2009/10 (Opera/Music Theatre, libretto by Bryony Lavery, director, Phyllida Lloyd)
  • The Far Shore score for English National Ballet, performed by London Symphony Orchestra as part of Great Britain Day, in the presence of British and Chinese prime  ministers at Shanghai World Expo 2010, world premiere September 8th 2010.
  • Four Shakespeare Sonnets a setting of four Shakespearian sonnets for reader, trumpet, clarinet, sax, cello and percussion, commissioned by the Orchestra Of The Swan, premieres June 7th 2010.
  • Numinous City An opera, currently in development for Royal Opera House (ROH2) inspired by the true story of a Tibetan nun, Nawang Sangdrol.
  • Insomnia Poems Poetry of Steve Dalachinsky with semi-improvised score (jazz, sound design). First broadcast BBC Radio 3 January 2009.
  • Somehow The Miracle for string orchestra, conventional score and time structured mapping. Premiered APAC Orchestra Festival, Beijing. November 2009
  • Spooky Action commissioned by Miro Dance Theatre, Philadelphia, 2009. World Premiere April 2009, Kimmel Centre, Philadelphia.
  • Stories From The City At Night. Thirsty Ear Records. October 2008.Album of storytelling, song, found sound and score, featuring actress Jenny Agutter.
  • You Must Have This. An Opera. Tete a Tete Opera Festival, London. August 2008.
  • Johnny’s Midnight Goggles Libretto and score. Storytelling/opera. Brighton Festival, Tete a Tete Opera Festival. 2007 onawards
  • Roman Mysteries (series 2) co-written with Mike Cross, BBC TV and Little Entertainment Company. Children’s television series with Simon Callow 2007/8. (BAFTA nominated).
  • Roman Mysteries (series 1) co-written with Mike Cross, BBC and Little Entertainment Company 2006/7.
  • Cremenville Opera/Music Theatre. Libretto and score. 60 min.2006.
  • Senbazuru Opera/Orchestra/Modern Ballet. 26 min. Commissioned for Juilliard Centenary 2006. Premiered, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Lincoln centre, New York.
  • Chelsea-Chelsea String quartet, 2 saxophones and reader. 25 min 2005. Commissioned by Juilliard Electronic department. Premiered Jazz at Lincoln Centre.
  • There are no paths, paths are made by walking Time-Structured Improvisation for string orchestra. 2005.
  • Four Bridges A time-structured Improvisation or string orchestra, voices and piano. 20 min. 2005.
  • Simultaneity 1 Installation work. Recordings made simultaneously in 23 countries, played back across a large circle of speakers.
  • Adam’s Apple Multimedia song-cycle. 2004. Adapted for stage with Matthew Sharp.
  • Music for TV commercials Amber Music, New York. 2004. Including Coca cola, Philips, Siemens, Mercedes, Ford, Travelers Insurance.
  • May Peace Prevail on Earth Symphony orchestra with chorus. 2003. World premiere Barbican, London, 2003. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London voices, Burntwood Girls Choir
  • Rain at Night Electro-acoustic/found sound score. 2002.
  • Imbalance Modern Dance score (electro-acoustic). . for Phrenic New Ballet, Philadelphia. 2002
  • An African Elegy Setting of Ben Okri’s poem for baritone, cello and piano. 2002.
  • Two Bridges Solo guitar with found and manipulated sounds. 15 min. 2002
  • Flap Work for solo guitar (originally performed with choreographer, dancer, Sarah Warsop). 7 min.
  • If I Had Known I Was Dreaming… Settings of the poems of Ono No Komachi for soprano and string quartet. 2001
  • In The Darkness Of Light multimedia collaboration with Matthew Hamilton, Cochrane theatre London, June 1997.
  • Songs From A Blazing City for guitar, violin and cello. Premiered Warwick Arts Festival 1996.
  • Brazilian Brazilieras works for solo classical guitar, showing the influence of Brazilian composer Hieter Villa-Lobos

Instrumental works include:

  • Canto di Luna Nueva solo guitar. 1994
  • Canto de Innocenza solo guitar. 1992
  • Danza la Danza solo guitar 1993
  • El Cassideo solo guitar. 1992
  • Blues No 1 solo guitar 1992
  • Sevenata solo guitar 1994
  • Songs from a Blazing City guitar, cello, violin. 3 movements. 1995
  • Sospira mezzo-soprano and solo guitar. 1998.
  • In just spring solo guitar 1998
  • Lullaby for Laura Snowball solo guitar. 1999.
  • Life Support guitar and cello. 2001
  • Penumbra di Luna piano and cello. Three movements. 2001
  • Archie’s Lullaby solo guitar. 2009
  • La Kathleeena solo guitar. 2004.
  • The Rain (aka Canto di Luna Piena) solo guitar. 2005
  •  Nocturne solo piano 2002
  • View from 184th Street piano and guitar. 2002
  • Aries solo piano. 2000
  • Gemini solo piano. 2000
  • Pisces solo piano. 2000
  • Anxiety Attack (for unprepared piano) Two pianos. 1997
  • E Par Che Sia setting of Dante for soprano and strings. 2006
  • Adan setting of Lorca for baritone and electric guitar. 2002
  • Spada Invisible setting of Ungaretti for baritone and sound design. 2002
  • Listening to the Sky string quintet. 2010
  • Ultimo Canto setting of Ungaretti for soprano and strings. 1996
  • Sorrowing Angel Three guitars. 2003
  • This is what I Learned verbatim setting Moscow siege witness statement. soprano and piano. 2009

Libretti And Other Works

  • Gut (libretto) 2014
  • The Dance Around The Fire 2011 (Alternating Current, San Francisco)
  • Finkelstein’s Castle Libretto 2008/9
  • You Must Have This Libretto  2008
  • Johnny’s Midnight Goggles Libretto 2007
  • Cremenville Libretto 2006
  • 8.45 Stageplay  2004
  • The Silence Poetry  2002/3
  • The Stories of the New Moon (Novel) 1997

Albums

  • 49 PMW Music 2013
  • Stories From The City At Night Thirsty Ear Records  2008
  • Machine For Living (Score from the work by Carol Brown) 2002
  • A Bell Ringing in an Empty Sky PMW Music  2000