other projects


Macdowell Colony 2020

Music For Fields

Music for Fields is in early stages of development. It uses natural latency in order to create works that are experienced differently depending on where you stand.

A short film to give an idea of the concept can be found here:

Music For Fields

A Short film of the performance piece

NY, New York 2019

Twilight Chorus (for humans)

Twilight Chorus (for Humans) premiered at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to mark the solstice. Pete’s score features transcripts of birdsong field recordings slowed down and 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. 
Manhattan, 2016

iForest – Song of the Human

An ongoing theme in Pete M. Wyer’s work is seeing ourselves as a part of nature, and seeing the nature of ourselves. In most iForests the notion of putting the human voice into a ‘natural’ environment helps us to encounter ourselves as a part of nature rather than a separate observer of it.

The 2016 work ‘Song of the Human’ uses the pitch, rhythm, tone and dynamic of speech as its basis but removes words. This reveals the common musical ;language that all people speak – we find this music contains love, fear, hope, play etc but doesn’t contain gender, politics, nationality – it shows that the nature of our ‘inwardness’ is common to all people.

An excerpt, performed by The Crossing, can be heard here:

An excerpt, performed by The Crossing

Peace Garden

Peace Garden

Peace Garden uses the same principles and technology to create immersive environments that are restful and restorative.

iForest for WNYC, New York, 2016

The House of Erich Zann

Groups of up to twelve people are led to an ordinary looking Victorian room. The doors are closed behind them. What is unusual about this room is that the walls are constructed of scrim which will be used for projection and areas behind the walls will be periodically lit in order to unfold the story. The room is surrounded by 24 independent speakers so that sounds can and will come from anywhere.

Over twenty minutes H P Lovecraft’s little known, deftly creepy ghost story of a blind viol player who lives on the floor above, unfolds around the audience, told by a single protagonist who is never seen. It steadily becomes more andmore tense until the final reveal where we discover that the view from Erich Zann’s room is not across Paris as we thought but across the abyss; each night he has been playing the viol in a contest with the devil, and at last, he has lost the contest. Momentarily distracted, the audience discover the main wall has been entirely removed, they are standing in an entirely different space where they glimpse the devil approaching…

The House of Erich Zann