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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 innovative technology companies including Microsoft Labs, Fujitsu-TEN 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 was the 2010/11 Creative in Residence at The Hospital Club, London.
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 artists, ENO/Punchdrunk’s staging of The Werewolf of London and in film. He is currently writing an album for the end of his Hospital Club residency with producer Guy Sigsworth. The album will be toured around the world during 2011 in collaboration with The Sandbox Network.
Performance highlights for 2010/11 include the MIT Media Lab, The Roundhouse London, The Future Gallery London, The 92nd St Y NYC, The Lab Gallery NYC, The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, An Tobar, Le Poisson Rouge NYC, The Lemon Tree, Faster than Sound, Excite! Turin, TED Music, Aldeburgh Music, Ingleby Gallery, Oran Mor, TED x Alcatraz, Kings Place, London, and LSO St Luke’s.
Peter Gregson plays a Colin Irving acoustic cello, a custom five string Eric Jensen electric cello. He is an Eventide Artist and an Apogee Electronics Artist. He is published by Mute.
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