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)

They, Who Fly with Wings of Glass, for bass flute and ‘cello.

“This piece began with the title. Everything bloomed outward from there.”

Featured in Temporal Waves – July 2017, curated by Mark Wolf.