Peter Broderick is an American musician and composer from Portland, Oregon. He has released solo material under his own name, been a member of Efterklang, and played with several ensembles as a session musician.
[audio:Peter Brogerick – more of a composition.mp3]Peter learned a number of musical instruments whilst at school, and went on to become a session musician, playing violin, banjo, musical saw, and mandolin on recordings by M. Ward, Zooey Deschanel, Dolorean and others.
In mid 2007, Broderick joined the Danish ensemble Efterklang in Copenhagen to join their touring band after the release of their album Parades.
Peter Broderick | Below it (official)
This is a magical album. Broderick sing and play guitar is like hearing Mark Kozelek: everything is so powerful, so artfully placed, so right, you can’t imagine where a drumbeat, say, or a bass line could possibly go. The Sunday Times
Broderick released his first score ‘Music for Falling From Trees’ on Erased Tapes in 2009. Created for a contemporary dance by London-based choreographer Adrienne Hart, the 30-minute piece in seven sections received much acclaim, both for its emotive and fitting accompaniment to Hart’s choreography and for its ability to work as a self–contained release.
In early 2010 Peter Broderick was approached by the collaborative media artist duo Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler aka KMA, who asked him to create a score for Congregation, KMA’s most ambitious work to date. The world’s first ever ballet designed, choreographed and composed entirely for pedestrian performers, Congregation has been commissioned by Scan and the British Council.
Peter Broderick | Something Has Changed
Due to premiere simultaneously at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai as part of World Expo and Bournemouth for the Inside Out Festival, further performances will follow at Tate Britain London this autumn.
Peter Broderick will perfom at the MADEIRADIG Festival 2010. To get an idea what goes on there and why it is so unique have a look at the last year Pictures & Comments, watch the documentary or visit the Website.
THE MADEIRADIG FESTIVAL 2010
03-06.12.2010 | Madeira Island / Portugal
with Peter Broderick, Peter “PITA” Rehberg, Stephan Mathieu & Caro Mikalef, Janek Schaefer, Simon Whetham & Hugo Olim, Richard Skelton, The Beautiful Schizophonic, Max Tundra uvm.