Peter Wilson


Peter Wilson is an Australian composer. He holds a scholarship at the Royal College of Music, supported by the Peter and Sheila Bennett Trust. A recent recipient of commissions from artists in Australia, France, America, and the UK, he is emerging as an individual voice in the international contemporary classical music scene. His works span a wide variety of genres including music for concert hall, dance, and theatre.
Recent and upcoming collaborators include: VAULT Theatre (FCUK’D, 2017), choreographer Shian Law (Peking Opera, 2017), and the Royal Northern Sinfonia (2017).
Having previously worked as a dancer in Australia and North America, Peter likes highly gestural, intricate, and natural sounds – qualities most perfectly embodied by birdsong.


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Featured Works

Canon Y, for percussion quartet.

Four percussionists play the same material at different speeds. The result is somewhere between cacophony and calmness, with four frenzied voices merging into a deep and resonant mesh of sound.

Featured in the playlist Percussive Waves (April 2017)