Peter is an Avantgarde musician living in New Zealand, who just won two Silver Medals at the Global Music Awards for best ambient/spiritual composition and male vocalist. [Article here].
Originally from northern Germany, he quickly established himself as a leading avantgarde guitarist and composer for film and television, with his outstanding sense of pop/jazz/blues/ melody and hooks. He has worked with New Zealand’s top performance artists to wide acclaim, playing to standing ovations at Womad and Free Tibet. Peter is a prolific multi instrumentalist, embedded in the world, dance and ambient styles of electronic music. He is a long-time Buddhist with a profound mastery of the esoteric one voice chord chant.
He has just released “Healing Mantras”, an album of beneficial Tibetan Buddhist Mantras foe this age chanted in Gyuto Tantric voice. This singularly beautiful recording of precious healing mantras is available for download and on Spotify.
He is a meditator and his daily routine incorporates rigorous Buddhist practice. Peter studied Performance Art and Fluxus in the late seventies with Professor Harry Kramer at the prestigious High Arts Academy in Kassel, Germany. He immigrated to New Zealand in 1983 where he forged a new life for himself, started a family and went through life learning various skill-sets, knowledge and wisdom. He always played music and broadened his horizon in Asia, India and European soundscapes and cultures, that combined with a deep understanding of Tibetan sacred music make some of his compositions sonically and rhythmically challenging to the listener, and not always in convention with current thinking and approaches, let alone trends.
Peter has produced and released a catalogue of music in many different genres, movie and TV soundtracks and jingles. He continues to expand his palette. His music, spanning over 35 years, is well enjoyed by audience and critics alike. It is melodically rich and accessible. His compositions are signified by an intelligence that’s sometimes compared by his peers with composers like Bach or Mozart translated into the modern context of an ever-evolving musical vortex that is Peter’s music.
He is currently working on a number of streams and you may find some glimpses of those on his SoundCloud page… 🙂