Lights in the Sky Peter Gregson
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- Peter Gregson (b. 1987):
- 2First Breath05:10
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- 8Still, Again03:54
Info for Lights in the Sky
Best-known for his collaborations with technologists and avant-garde composers, the cellist and composer Peter Gregson has launched his own label with a full-length album of his own compositions. As well as writing the pieces for cello, piano and analogue synthesizer, Gregson also performs all of the music.
The album follows Peter’s critically acclaimed work on ‘The Listening Machine’ a collaboration with Daniel Jones and Britten Sinfonia, commissioned by the BBC/Arts Council, and the full length dance piece FLOW, premiered at the Print Room, choreographed by Hubert Essakow and designed by Tom Dixon. ‘Lights in the Sky’ was completed shortly before Peter began work on his first major film score - for ‘A Little Chaos’, directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet, which will premiere at the closing night gala of the 39th Toronto Film Festival on September 14th 2014.
Peter Gregson has premiered works by composers including Tod Machover, Daníel Bjarnason, Joby Talbot, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Steve Reich, Martin Suckling, Milton Mermikides, Howard Goodall, John Metcalfe, Scott Walker, and Sally Beamish; he also collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists, Reactify and the MIT Media Lab.
Peter Gregson, cello
is a cellist and composer "working at the forefront of the new music scene" (The New Yorker) Recently, he has premiered works by composers including Tod Machover, Daníel Bjarnason, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Steve Reich, and Sally Beamish; he collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists, Reactify and the MIT Media Lab.
Peter developed and was commissioned to compose ‘The Listening Machine‘, a data sonification of Twitter in collaboration with Daniel Jones and Britten Sinfonia for the BBC/Arts Council’s “The Space”, where it ran continuously between May-January 2013.
His debut solo album, ‘Terminal’, was commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and launched in April 2010. A limited edition 10′′ vinyl was commissioned by Mute in May 2011, featuring new solo works for Peter written by Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson and was released at the ‘Short Circuit’ Festival at The Roundhouse. In May 2012, Nonclassical released Gabriel Prokofiev’s ‘Cello Multitracks’, a cello suite written for Peter which the two have toured around the world.
'Lights in the Sky', his second studio album, composed for cello, piano, and analogue synthesisers, was released at Imogen Heap's 'Reverb Festival' in August 2014.
His third studio album, TOUCH, will be released on Sono Luminus in August 2015.
In demand for his work across major film and television soundtracks, Spitfire Audio developed a sample library of Peter's extended techniques and sounds from his blue, five-string electric cello, all recorded at Pixel, his studio in London.
The score to his first feature film, 'A Little Chaos' , directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, is available now on Milan Records.
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