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Gemma Peacocke

Composer

Biography

Composer Gemma Peacocke grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand, and she moved to New York in 2014. She writes a broad range of music including art-pop chamber music, electroacoustic pieces, and orchestral works. She has a particular love of interdisciplinary work and often collaborates with artists, writers, theatre directors and designers.

Gemma’s first album, Waves & Lines, sets to music poems by Afghan women collected and translated by Pulitzer Prize-winner Eliza Griswold in her book I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from contemporary Afghanistan. Waves & Lines was released on New Amsterdam in 2019 and has been performed as an evening-length multimedia song cycle at the Kennedy Center, Roulette Intermedium and National Sawdust in New York, and Australia’s Melbourne Recital Centre.

Gemma’s music has been performed and commissioned by Third Coast Percussion, PUBLIQuartet, Rubiks Collective, ~Nois saxophone quartet, the Furies, cellist Nick Photinos, and Alarm Will Sound. In January-February 2020, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra premiered All on Fire, a piece commissioned by the orchestra in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of suffragist Susan B. Anthony.

Gemma is a co-founder of the Kinds of Kings composer collective. Described by The New Yorker as “distinguished young creators who work in diverse styles,” the collective focuses on amplifying and advocating for under-heard voices and producing immersive and transporting concerts. The collective is an Artist-in-Residence with New York’s National Sawdust for the 2019-2020 season and has been commissioned by Eighth Blackbird and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to write a concerto to be premiered in 2021.

Gemma is a joint Ph.D. candidate in Music and Humanistic Studies at Princeton University. She usually lives in Brooklyn with her husband George and their highly-strung adopted standard poodle, Mila. She also spends as much time as possible in New Zealand.


Composed (28)

Aglow

for baritone saxophone, piano, and double bass, 25m


Albatross

for flute and piano, 6m 30s


All corners of this floating world, swept

for percussion trio, 8m 37s


All on Fire

for orchestra, 15m


Amygdala

for amplified cello and electronics, 7m


As Bright and Cold as Glass

for amplified string quartet and fixed electronics, 12m


Death Wish

for mallet percussion quartet, 7m


Dwalm

for saxophone quartet, 8m


Erasure

for amplified string quartet, 13m 30s


Fear of Flying

for flute and electronics, 7m 30s


Fluorescein

for two cellos, 5m


Imbrium

for tenor saxophone and electronics, 9m 8s


In A Snowstorm of Moths

for solo violin and live electronics, 8m 30s


Invocation

for amplified soprano, cello, piano, and fixed electronics, 10m


Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower

for soprano, string quartet, and electric guitar, 9m 55s


Pacific

for choir, piano four hands and electronics


Quiver

for piano, double bass, and drum set, 8m


Seven Sermons to the Dead

for piano, drum set, and electronics, 27m


Shudder

for string quartet, 7m 30s


Skin

for trumpet and fixed electronics, 7m


Skin

for alto saxophone and fixed electronics, 7m


Skirl

for chamber orchestra, 8m 30s


Sky-Fields

for flute, cello, piano and percussion


Song

for vocal sextet, 7m 14s


Strobe lights and blown speakers

a chamber concerto for viola, 6m 45s


Upstroke

for percussion octet, 9m


Waves & Lines

for soprano, trio, and electronics, 55m



Performances (1)

APO | BEZUIDENHOUT'S MOZART

Johannes Fritzsch - Conductor Kristian Bezuidenhout - Piano __Gemma Peacocke: New work (w...