The Hague-based sound artist and composer Oscar Peters has a deep-rooted fascination with the pipe organ. As an active musician in contemporary experimental and electronic music, his recent research and artistic outputs have been focussed on the unconventional use of pipe organs and this instrument’s sonic behaviour in acoustic spaces. He has designed and created six of his own experimental organs that have allowed him to further investigate the sonic qualities of these instruments. His album Breath, composed for and performed on his organs is released on the same label that has featured music by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Rewire 2021 alumnus FUJI|||||||||||TA. During Rewire 2023, Peters will premiere his project Echos that has been written for his self-built organs and features the saxophonists Wietse Voermans and the clarinettist Fie Schouten as collaborators. In his new project, Peters delicately weaves together soundscapes that oscillate between hushed noises and lush, prolonged drones, creating a deeply immersive and evocative listening experience.
Commissioned by Rewire