biography/statement

Short Biography

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens is a composer, pianist and visual artist.

His distinct compositional voice is expressed in concert music ranging from solo instruments to symphony orchestra, as well as experimental electronic music.

Stevens’ music is heard in concert halls across the U.S., Europe, the Caucuses and Japan, including at Benaroya Hall, Shalin Liu Performance center, and the Petit Palais in Paris. He is a recipient of project support awards, including from the Migros Cultural Fund, Music Award Canton Berne, the Allied Arts Foundation and the Jack Straw Foundation. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and the VICC center for composers in Visby, Sweden.

His upcoming album, Bile Noire, for piano and prepared turntables as percussion will be released on Arpaviva in spring 2019.

He is composing works in collaboration with Penny Rimbaud (Crass), for an album release in 2020.

He co-founded and served as artistic director of the Seattle Pianist Collective from 2006 – 2012. His artworks have shown in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris and has featured in Studio Visit Magazine. 

His professors have included Bern Herbolsheimer, Samuel Jones and David Mahler.

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