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WHO IS… Peter Gregson ?

Born in Edinburgh in 1987, 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, Max Richter and Steve Reich; he collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists and the MIT Media Lab.

Peter developed and was commissioned to compose ‘The Listening Machine‘ in collaboration with Daniel Jones and Britten Sinfonia for the BBC/Arts Council’s “The Space”, where it runs continuously between May-November 2012.

In May 2012, Nonclassical released ‘Cello Mulitracks’, a cello suite written for Peter by Gabriel Prokofiev, and has since been choreographed by English National Ballet. The album was met to critical acclaim and has been performed across the US, France and Russia.
Throughout 2012, Peter is the Artistic Advisor to the Innovation Forum at the New England Conservatory, Boston.


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Peter Gregson accepted to answer to the international survey conducted by the Forum d’Avignon among 100 personalities of the world of culture about the « reasons to hope for culture » :

What is your reason to hope?

There are virtually no barriers to listening to music, looking at art or engaging in conversations all around the world, all of the time. I'm excited by this because, I believe, it pushes us to make the live experience truly remarkable and unmissable - only remarkable art can stand in this space.

Which initiative / work / personality embodies the best your reason to hope?

Punchdrunk (a UK based immersive theatre company) create environments where the suspension of disbelief is so powerful that there aren't words to describe their creative work.