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Pete M Wyer

Pete M. Wyer is from a self-taught background. He started out as a guitarist touring and recording with bands in the 1980’s and 90’s. He has since written scores for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Operas House, Opera North, Welsh National Opera, the American Opera Project, Juilliard, BBC Television and Radio, WNYC New Sounds Live.

He is the creator of a series of ground-breaking projects, including a new system of music writing called time-structured scoring, which was used for the collaboration with poet Steve Dalachinsky 'Insomnia Poems' which was created for BBC radio 3 in 2009 and performed for the 10th anniversary in 2019 at Cafe Oto, London.

His immersive installations, nicknamed 'iForests' have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors, the largest, at Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles, used 72 independent audio speakers spread across an area of woodland and featured a choir of 72 voices. Details of that work can be found at www.iForest.org


MacDowell Fellowship 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018 Bogliasco Fellowship 2011 Blue Mountain artist residency 2013, 2016, 2018 Sponsorship from Zoom, JBL and Rycote 2016


Specialist in multichannel immersive scoring and sound production.


Album Review

Pete M. Wyer: Stories From The City At Night

Read "Stories From The City At Night" reviewed by Lyn Horton

A record is judged a success when it creates its own context, which it upholds with content. If the content stretches only to the parameters of context and not beyond, there is a sense of limitation to the album. But in Stories From The City At Night, the mixture of music, prose and sound transforms the album into a sieve for imagination, catalyzed by the meaning behind the very first story ("Rain At Night"). The development of ...

Album Review

Pete M. Wyer: Stories from the City at Night

Read "Stories from the City at Night" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Pete M. Wyer's Stories from the City at Night bears uncanny reference to Kenneth Patchen and John Cage's 1942 radio play, The City Wears A Slouch Hat. Patchen, the “father of the beat poets," collaborated with composer Cage (there were no such titles as sound designer or DJ in those days) on an extraordinary soundtrack. Cage created sound effects to accompany the great poet's words, using tin cans, gongs, woodblocks, alarm bells, a Chinese tom-tom, bongos, cowbells, maracas, claves, ratchett, ...

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On ‘Johnny’s Midnight Goggles’ by Pete M Wyer

“…not only truly original but fantastically entertaining…spellbinding and often hilarious…the beguiling mix of spoken word and opera, with live cello accompaniment is a real triumph. It shouldn't work, but it does. Brilliantly, too.” MetroLife

‘Mesmerising…” The Evening Standard

‘A story worthy of the Arabian nights” Time Out

'....the ‘one’, the Holy Grail, the great find of the whole season ....in the case of this year’s mainstream festival it is ‘Johnny’s Midnight Goggles’ by Pete M Wyer.....buy, steal, beg and queue to get a ticket to this show. If you do get a seat, you will not regret it.' Brighton Magazine 2008

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Stories from the City...

Thirsty Ear Recordings



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