2018 is already busy for Brighton-based composer Peter Davison. He is scoring the feature animation Strike with Gigglefish Studios, featuring the voice of Ken Stott, as well as putting the finishing touches on the huge PS4 release and BAFTA 2018 nomination Horizon Zero Dawn where he orchestrated, conducted and copy edited. Expectations are high for this game.
2017 was been busy for Peter, arranging, orchestrating and conducting the album Summer with Monika with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Ensemble 10/10 with Roger McGough and Andy Roberts as well as working with feature documentary maker Mike Book on a production about the infamous Australian band The Church.
Off screen, Peter has written for mainstream recording artists including Judie Tzuke, folk legends The Oyster Band as well as the internationally acclaimed Claire Martin OBE.
His collaboration with Claire Martin and the Montpellier Cello Quartet saw his arrangements performed at Kings Place, the Albert Hall and Union Chapel. Peter penned a remarkable arrangement of David Bowie’s Man Who Sold The World for Claire’s multi-collaborative album Time & Place released in 2013 which is regarded as the highlight of the album.
Peter studied Music at Leeds University and went on to train as a conductor with Colin Metters (RAM) and Eno Koco. He studied composition and orchestration with the renowned, orchestral and brass band composer Philip Wilby.
He has enjoyed success composing music for international advertising campaigns and with multiple music placements through recognised international music libraries and is a music consultant with Pebble Beach Screen Partners. A truly versatile writer, Peter can produce an epic full-on orchestral work, chamber and solo music and is a master of fusion – combining traditional instrumental writing with synth, and electronic techniques.
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