PETE M. WYER is a composer and musician from England. He has created scores for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard, Welsh National Opera, BBC Television and the Royal Opera House as well as creating eight operas and music theatre works. Please note that Pete's immersive audio installation can be found at www.iForest.org
Pete's immersive audio installations have received more than 400,000 visitors and have been installed at New York Botanical Gardens, Descanso Gardens, Brookfield Place and The Wild Center. In 2020 'The Sky Beneath Our Feet', a choral installation featuring 72 voices with orchestra, ran at Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles, from April through September and the 24 speaker installation 'I Walk Towards Myself' ran at Manitoga, New York state, from July until October.
A film about the creative process behind The Sky Beneath Our Feet can be seen here:
Pete is currently working on the opera 'Ga Sho, May You Be Loved' , developed by the American Opera Project (New York) with libretto by Melissa Salmons and Pete M. Wyer, directed by Tenzing Sonam, Ritu Sarin and Matthew Gray, which will receive its world premiere at DOX in Prague in the autumn of 2022. Additionally Pete is working on two new album projects: In the Valley of Unending Return and A Map of the Invisible.
New Opera – Spring Street
In 2021, as a pandemic project, Pete created a new opera 'Spring Street' from the poems of Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo, both of whom lived on Spring Street for over forty years and where Pete stayed many times between 2007 and 2018. The opera, like the street itself, is wildly eclectic. The opera premiered on Jeeni gaining 60,000 views at its premiere event.
Song of the Human
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.
And Death Shall Have No Dominion
Pete's 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:
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: Summit Entertainment Group. Jeff Eisenberg, Agent 203.453-0188 firstname.lastname@example.org