Sub Rosa Subject Matter Expert Peter Gregson shares four new tracks (and an accompanying video) from his forthcoming album, TOUCH, to be released this month. From lending his insight to our work in audio (analog, digital or a blend of the both, the future of which Gregson is particularly inspired by) to gifting us a private concert in And&And – Gregson is an appreciable member of our eclectic community and we’re happy to share his art with you.
"Composers are often asked what their music is about, especially with instrumental music such as this. To me, it sort of defeats the purpose and joy of listening to music."
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, Daníel Bjarnason, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Steve Reich, and Sally Beamish; he collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists, Reactify and the MIT Media Lab.
In demand for his work across major film and television soundtracks, Spitfire Audio developed a sample library of Peter’s extended techniques and sounds from his blue, five-string electric cello, all recorded at Pixel, his studio in London.
The score to his first feature film, ‘A Little Chaos’ , directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, is available now on Milan Records.
"For me, this is the magic of music. Where it isn’t objectively about something, it becomes amorphous, changing shape and purpose to fit the ear and mind of the listener. It has many lives and many meanings, none of them right and none of them wrong.”