Levis Corner House welcomes Peter Broderick.
American Musician and Composer born in Oregon and performing in the Portland indie folk scene since he was a teenager , recording for the likes of M. Ward, Laura Gibson and Dolorean.
In 2007 Peter move across the ocean to Denmark, where he began a long collaboration with the band Efterklang, touring the world with them for the next five years. Meanwhile he recorded several albums of solo material, ranging from the sparse classical compositions of his debut album Float to the homemade folk music on Home.
2009’s Music For Falling From Trees, a 30-minute piece in seven sections, was created for a contemporary dance by London-based choreographer Adrienne Hart at Neon Dance. It was followed by Music For Congregation in 2010 and his classic score Music For Confluence, created in 2011 for Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott’s spell binding documentary film on five unsolved murders in Idaho.
Held together by a dialogue of voices, his 2012 album These Walls Of Mine reveals Peter’s innermost thoughts in an exploration from gospel and soul to spoken word, beatboxing and rap. In 2013 he re-located back to America, living at the Pacific Ocean near where he grew up. Returning to his home where his musical journey began, Peter completed the circle with the release of Float 2013.
Inspired by John Cage‘s so-called mesostics his latest album Partners, a series of voice and piano recordings released in 2016, sees Peter experiment with chance, surrendering an entire song’s composition to the roll of dice. The composer closed the year with his equally exceptional Grunewald recordings — paying homage to the discrete yet majestic Grunewald Church, situated on the outskirts of Berlin, that’s become a haven for an entire generation of contemporary composers.
This is a Pass The Hat gig, but the room has a limited capacity.