Peter Price is a composer, electronic musician, digital artist and media theorist. He creates digital sonic and visual environments for live performance, and is co-director of <fidget>, a platform for his collaborative work with choreographer Megan Bridge. Price is based in Philadelphia, where his work has appeared at FringeArts, The Barnes Foundation, The Kimmel Center and elsewhere. Outside Philadelphia his work has been seen and heard in New York, Detroit, Berlin, Dresden, Vienna, Zurich, Poland, Lithuania, Tokyo and South Africa. In addition to Bridge, Price has collaborated with choreographers Manfred Fischbeck and Brigitta Herrmann, violinist Gloria Justen, and organizations such as The Slought Foundation and The John Cage Trust. His compositions for ensembles of acoustic and electronic instruments have been performed by the Relache and Network for New Music ensembles, and he has performed as a laptop soloist in performances of works by John Cage and Pierre Boulez with Orchestra 2001. Price is on the faculty of The European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas Fee, Switzerland and Valletta, Malta where teaches philosophy of experimental music. As a media theorist Price has given lectures and presented papers in New York, Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Basel, Istanbul and elsewhere. Peter has published two books of music philosophy with Atropos Press: Becoming Music: Between Boredom and Ecstasy with Tyler Burba in 2010, and Resonance: Philosophy for Sonic Art in 2011. Both books are finding an eclectic readership from DJs to experimental musicians to theorists. Price studied at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and received a degree in composition from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and his MA (with distinction) and a PhD (summa cum laude) from EGS.
E-mail: peter (at) the fidget (dot) org