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Dr Peter Falconer is a UK-based composer, musician, voice artist, parafictionalist, and writer, originally from Hartlepool, County Durham.  

 

His work frequently combines music, sound design, narration, historical research, and sonic journalism to tell accessible, parafictional stories about both our own and possible alternative realities.(what is parafiction?)

Peter studied composition at the University of Southampton with Matthew Shlomowitz and Drew Crawford, producing seatonsnook.com, an online archive of sounds and music documenting the history of a County Durham seaside resort called Seaton Snook, from its establishment in medieval times to its sinister vanishing in the late 1960s.

Peter has been performed on BBC Radio 3, and has written for Jane Chapman, Zöllner-Roche Duo, mdi ensembleKompass EnsembleKasia Zaminska, Proxima Dance Company, and the National Trust. 

As a voice artist, Peter has featured on works by composers Harry Matthews, Uri Agnon, and Olly Sellwood. As a pianist, Peter has featured on works by Sophie Stone. As a Northumbrian piper, Peter has released an album of tunes from Seaton Snook, appeared on TV in the comedy show Outsiders (Dave, UK), and also appears on pipes and vocals with experimental performance group Vocal Constructivists.

Peter is also an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London, a vocal campaigner for bisexual visibility, and doesn't normally refer to himself in the third person.

BUT WHAT IS HIS MUSIC LIKE?

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