Peter Gregson is a cellist and composer. He recently developed and was commissioned to compose ‘The Listening Machine‘ in collaboration with Daniel Jones and Britten Sinfonia for the BBC/Arts Council’s “The Space”. Based on the activity of 500 Twitter users around the United Kingdom the Listening Machine is an automated system that generates a continuous piece of music. Their conversations, thoughts and feelings are translated into musical patterns in real time, which you can tune in to at any point through any web-connected device. It runs continuously till November 2012 and it will continue to develop and grow over time, adjusting its responses to social patterns and generating subtly new musical output.
Peter is known for his passion for contemporary music. He premiered works by composers including Tod Machover, Daníel Bjarnason, Joby Talbot, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Steve Reich, Martin Suckling, Milton Mermikides, Howard Goodall, John Metcalfe, Scott Walker, and Sally Beamish and he collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, UnitedVisualArtists, Reactify and the MIT Media Lab.
Peter‘s Performance highlights for 2012/13 include The Royal Festival Hall, La Gaite Lyrique, SXSW, Aldeburgh and tours of the United States, as well as conference appearances including ‘Thinking Digital’, ‘Shift Happens’ and ‘FutureEverything’. Throughout 2012, Peter is the Artistic Advisor to the Innovation Forum at the New England Conservatory, Boston.
At TYPO London he leads “Social” beyond the barrier of visibility.