Musician / Composer
Peter Gregson 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. Moreover, 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 audio manufacturer, Bowers & Wilkins, and came out in 2010. A limited edition 10′′ vinyl was released on Mute the following year and featured works written for Peter by Max Richter and Jóhann Jóhannsson. It was premiered at the Short Circuit Festival at The Roundhouse.
In 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 launched at Imogen Heap's Reverb Festival in August 2014.
Peter is featured soloist on Michael Price's debut album for Erased Tapes, Entanglement, which is released in Spring 2015. And his own third LP, is due on specialist classical label, Sono Luminus, at the end of the year.
In demand for his work across 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.
He recently completed scoring his first feature film, A Little Chaos, directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.