Timothy Peterson

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Los Angeles, CA
United States

Residency start date TBD.

Driven by a constant curiosity, composer Timothy Peterson draws on a kaleidoscope of influences. Finding inspiration in sources ranging from impressionist, jazz, and classical Arabic styles to literature from the French- and Spanish-speaking worlds, he aims to welcome audiences into musical narratives of genre-crossing expressivity. Timothy’s music has been performed internationally at venues ranging from art galleries and distilleries to concert halls such as Lincoln Center. Ensembles that have presented Timothy’s music include the New York Philharmonic, yMusic, Duo Cortona, and Sō Percussion. A frequent participant in festivals including the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, Timothy holds a MM in Composition from the University of Southern California and undergraduate degrees in composition and comparative literature from the University of Michigan. He has also studied Carnatic singing in Mysore, Afro-Cuban percussion in Havana, and Arabic zither in Tangier.