NEWS

October 31, 2021

The Absurd will perform a Livestream concert in Cologne’s LOFT in memory of their drummer Hans Salz who passed away recently

April 1, 2021

All about my recent track ‘Almandine’ (and what this word means) in this blog post.
Also starring: Guitarist David Torn and the Looper’s Delight community

Almandine

February 5, 2021

Bernhard Wöstheinrich has released our February 2013 recording sessions as an album that we called “Immediacy”. I am very happy that this adventurous music is out in the world.

January 25, 2021

My old music pal Markus Reuter interviewed me for his interview podcast.
More than 90 minutes about music, spirituality, and my life!

January 19, 2021

“Michael Peters oder das immerwährende Jetzt” was a radio feature about my music by Johannes S. Sistermanns.

October 2, 2020

Here is an Improvizone live album containing a 2019 Cologne concert by Andrew Booker (drums and synth), Michael Bearpark (guitar), and Michael Peters (bass).

April 24, 2020

This just released 2019 livelooping compilation has a Michael Peters track (“Pointing is not enough”)


March 23, 2020

Just released – a 13 minute EP with three dialogues of Fabio Anile (piano) with Michael Peters (guitar) – not as ambient as you might expect


January 10, 2020

A few minutes from a recent public session
with Bernd Keul (bass/guitar) and Philipp Imdahl (drums):


December 20, 2019

The ambient album “Presence” by Michael Peters and Fabio Anile was released as a digital download on the British Audiobulb label. Details here


 

June 3, 2017

“The Beloved in a Snowflake” digital edition


The digital edition of ‘The Beloved in a Snowflake’ was just remastered by Markus Reuter and sounds even better than before!

Essential Michael Peters listening:
My own favorite pieces from the past few years.
Most of these tracks are solo electric guitar improvisations with electronics and loops.
All pieces have been released before on Bandcamp and Soundcloud but I have made a number of edits for this release, and finally, Markus Reuter added his fairy dust, mastering all pieces.

Listen and download on my Bandcamp page (the album is also available on Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, and a number of other digital stores)


March 30, 2017

“The Beloved in a Snowflake” limited CD edition


Just in: a package with 100 beautiful digipacks of ‘The Beloved in a Snowflake’, containing a personal ‘best-of’ of electric guitar based loops and soundscapes, most of which taken from the Escape Veloopity album series, but edited to some extent for the CD release.


March 17, 2017

“Accumulating Time Lags” limited CD edition


Just in: a package with 50 beautiful digipacks of ‘Accumulating Time Lags’, containing new mixes of the tracks from the 2014 Bandcamp version plus an edit of the August 2016 Berlin loop.

MUSIC POSTS

Almandine

Almandine

Guitarist David Torn has popularized (among a few adventurous guitarists, that is) the use of a guitar pick made of ...
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Immediacy

I spent a cold February weekend in 2013 making music with Berlin based synth wizard Bernhard Wöstheinrich who at the ...
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Musical Inquirer

I met my friend Markus Reuter 30 years ago on a Guitar Craft course with Robert Fripp. We played in ...
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Or The Everlasting Now

In September 2020, sound artist Johannes S. Sistermanns visited me to make an interview for a radio feature about my ...
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Number 18 Seed

On July 18, 2019, my UK friends Michael Bearpark (guitar) and Andrew Booker (drums) travelled to the German Loreley "Night ...
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Not quite as ambient

In October 2018 in Rome, during our final session for "Presence", an ambient album that has lots of quiet harmony ...
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Presence

Several times between 2010 and 2018, I spent some time with Italian pianist Fabio Anile at his place in Rome ...
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Camera Obscura

For a few years in the mid-1980s, I lived in a half-timbered house (just a mile from where I live ...
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The Echo Chamber of the Self

American minimalist composer Terry Riley is one of my big heroes. The reason for this is probably the goosebumps that ...
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Blind Date With Music

As wonderful as this band is, none of us is good at self-marketing, so we often end up with one ...
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Halloween Trio With Gorilla

Uwe Schumacher's last Klangspielraum concert in October 2018 (with him on bass, percussion, and vocals; Sue Schlotte on cello; and ...
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Solingen Viertelklang

On the last day of September 2017, shortly after my trusty old Mercedes had died an unexpected death while on ...
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Berlin Cymatics Loops

The livelooping tour that some of my friends did this spring (concerts and workshops in Paris, Florence, Brescia, Prague, Dresden, ...
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Paris Spring Loops

"Paris Spring Loops" was the title of this year's international livelooping festival, organized by Nelly Meunier and Emmanuel Reveneau. The ...
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Sentimentals & Instrumentals

Another wonderful new year's concert by The Absurd at Cologne's LOFT. On this saturday, the streets were so icy in ...
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Cardboard Winter

Binaryminds is a software company that I sometimes work for. For the 2016 winter holiday season, they sent greeting cards ...
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Gwneud Sŵn in Wales

When multiinstrumentalist and livelooper Rick Walker started doing the first international livelooping festivals in California 15 years ago, he probably ...
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“Das Hertz” revisited

"Das Hertz" was a free-improvisation, jazz/rock/experimental band that existed between 2006 and 2009: Martin Ziegler - keyboards Michael Peters - ...
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Bohemian Polyphony 2016

My loop guitar colleague Gerd Weyhing had invited a few musicians to spend five days in a castle in the ...
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Berlin Livelooping August 2016

I am in Berlin now for a week, on my way to the "Bohemian Polyphony" event - more of this ...
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A new website

Finally, a new Michael Peters website, this time made in Wordpress - with the help of the wonderful Kathryn Hardtke, ...
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The Letchworth 7-and-8 (for Georgina Brett)

Here is a piece I improvised in Letchworth (north of London) on Nov 1st, 2014. Maybe you like it My ...
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Drone

Maybe it was the last warm summer day of 2012. I took a longer walk up and around my favorite ...
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Turquoise Coast 2: Underwater Concert

I've seen hundreds of concerts in my life, some of them rather unusual, but the most unusual of all definitely ...
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Contemplating the Planet Venus

Emotional Sense by Georgina Brett stopping the car on top of the hill midnight, black velvet sky, and just over ...
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Ecstasy Trilogy

Here are three ambient movies that I put online recently, each of them about 30 minutes long: "Mouse Pointer Feedback ...
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When in Rome

In the afternoon of the second day of the Florence Livelooping Festival, Fabio Anile (who had to work on Monday ...
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A Suitcase Full of Stars

Another Livelooping festival, this time in beautiful Florence ... Some of you might remember the sentence "my god, it's full ...
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2011: A Livelooping Weekend

This was the weekend of the 2nd international Livelooping Festival in Cologne - I had organized the first one almost ...
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Soft Drugs in Antwerp

I did a Saturday/Sunday trip to Antwerp to visit the Livelooping Festival, the 3rd one organized by Sjaak Overgaauw. Except ...
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