Peter Bjuhr Composer

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Open source

2008 September 15

Today I discussed a new piece with the performers. It is a very open piece called The Eight Elements for two percussionists. It is always awkward presenting a score that is simplistic and open. There is often a natural inclination to show of one´s skills as a composer. But the performers almost always like when they are given space. For me it is important to as far as possible adapt the music for the musicians. And if you go too far into the details, you risk reducing the musician from a performer to a mere executor. Don´t get this remark wrong; it is not to be nice to the musicans (even if that can be good too :) ), it is because the sounding result will be better - the best music is created, I think,  when both the composer and performer contributes their part to the whole.

Peter Bjuhr

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Here I publish information of the music I've written. I also blog about my projects and thoughts about music in general.

I am a contemporary classical composer and compose music for classical musicians, but as you can see from my worklist I've also done other things - including live electronics, electroacoustic music (eam) and music for other types of ensembles (e.g. a jazz trio).

My works have been performed globally, including Europe, Asia and North America.

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