Peter Gregson

"...at the forefront of the new music scene..." The New Yorker "...he has the world at his fingertips..." The Scotsman "...[he works] in ways that simply do not recognise the boundary between digital and analogue..." BBC "...In his New York debut at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Gregson shows off his agility on both types of cello..." WQXR Born in Edinburgh in 1987, Peter Gregson is a cellist and pioneer of contemporary music. He has performed widely in the UK and the US, at venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall, London to The Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh; from the Twitter Offices in San Francisco to Le Poisson Rouge, New York. Peter's innovative approach to integrating cutting edge technology and contemporary music has led to collaborations with Tod Machover, Microsoft Labs and many other developers and artists, along with invitations to speak and perform at technology and media conferences around the world. His innovative work has been recognised with the 2008 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for music, membership to the Courvoisier Future 500 and most recently the Sandbox Network, a global network of leading entrepreneurs under 30. ...show more

"...at the forefront of the new music scene..." The New Yorker "...he has the world at his fingertips..." The Scotsman "...[he works] in ways that simply do not recognise the boundary between digital and analogue..." BBC "...In his New York debut at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Gregson shows off his agility on both types of cello..." WQXR Born in Edinburgh in 1987, Peter Gregson is a cellist and pioneer of contemporary music. He has performed widely in the UK and the US, at venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall, London to The Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh; from the Twitter Offices in San Francisco to Le Poisson Rouge, New York. Peter's innovative approach to integrating cutting edge technology and contemporary music has led to collaborations with Tod Machover, Microsoft Labs and many other developers and artists, along with invitations to speak and perform at technology and media conferences around the world. His innovative work has been recognised with the 2008 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for music, membership to the Courvoisier Future 500 and most recently the Sandbox Network, a global network of leading entrepreneurs under 30.

Peter is the 2010/11 Creative in Residence at The Hospital Club, London, where he curates his year long series, alt_classical. Peter was commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and Real World in 2009 to produce Terminal, an album of contemporary cello music. Subsequently, his music has been used in installations including The Secret Garden Party and The Courvoisier Revolutionary Spirit Festival, as well as commissions to create live soundtracks with visual artist Jamie Shaw at The Future Gallery and for ENO/Punchdrunk's staging of The Werewolf of London. Peter recently collaborated with producer Kidkanevil to create a track for Red Bull's Music Academy and has a remix on the latest Nonclassical release by Consortium5.

He is currently writing an album for the end of his Hospital Club residency, collaborating with producer Guy Sigsworth. Performance highlights for 2010/11 include the MIT Media Lab, The Roundhouse, The Future Gallery, The 92nd St Y, The Lab Gallery, The Queen's Hall, An Tobar, Le Poisson Rouge, The Lemon Tree, Faster than Sound, Excite! Turin, TED Music, Aldeburgh Music, TED x Alcatraz (SF) and Kings Place, London. Peter Gregson plays a Colin Irving acoustic cello, a custom five string Eric Jensen electric cello. He is an Apogee Electronics Artist and a Made-By Ambassador. ...show less

Albums & Singles by Peter Gregson