Zinofieff, Peter


Peter Zinovieff founded England’s first computer-controlled music studio in the 1960s, where he worked extensively with composers such as Harrison Birtwistle and Hans Werner Henze. He also created the world’s first affordable portable synthesizer, the VCS3. Peter created the libretto for Birtwistle’s opera, The Mask of Orpheus. His own recent compositions include the multi-track spatial Bridges from Somewhere and Another to Somewhere Else for TBA 21’s Morning Line installation in Istanbul and Vienna (2010–11); the violin concerti Our and Our Too with Aisha Orazbayeva (2011 and 2014); and Good Morning Ludwig for surround-sound multi-channel electronics (TBA 21, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2012). He has collaborated with Katrina Porteous on Horse for the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead 2011; and Edge for the Centre for Life Planetarium, Newcastle, and BBC Radio 4 during the British Science Festival 2013.

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