New Approaches

Pete has created numerous 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 devised the Time-Structured Mapping system, which allows for scores which incorporate improvisation, the combination of disparate musicians and musical styles and allows conventional scoring to be fully integrated alongside improvisation.

Here are some of the works created by Pete M Wyer:

57 Hours in the House of Culture In development. Co-production of National Theatre and English National Opera. 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, 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). BBC Radio 3 January 2009.

Somehow The Miracle for string orchestra, conventional score and time structured mapping. Premiered APAC Orchestra Festival, Beijing. November 2009

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.

Roman Mysteries (series 2) BBC TV and Little Entertainment Company. Children’s television series with Simon Callow 2007/8. (BAFTA nominated).

Roman Mysteries (series 1) 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 for 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.

Rain at Night Electro-acoustic/found sound score. 2002.

Imbalance Modern Dance score (electro-acoustic). . 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

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

Libretti And Other Works

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

Gut Non-Fiction 2001/2/3

The Stories of the New Moon Novel 1997

The Universal Guitar Book Textbook 1995


Stories From The City At Night Thirsty Ear Records  2008

A Bell Ringing in an Empty Sky PMW Music  2000