Twilight Chorus for Humans

Twilight Chorus (for Humans) premiered at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to mark the solstice. The choral work was inspired by MIT professor Shigeru Miyagawa’s theory that human speech evolved from birdsong. Pete’s score features slowed-down transcripts of birdsong field recordings adapted for a choir of 16 human voices. During the performances, singers moved through the Garden individually, engaging with audience members before converging as a chorus.