Pound Arts, Corsham have recently appointed Nicholas Peters as resident composer for 2015 – 2016. The residency will involve Nicholas composing music for leading classical musicians who will deliver performances at The Pound arts centre. This underlines Pound Arts commitment to supporting artists from a range of disciplines to develop their skills in the unique, artistic environment at The Pound.
“I am delighted to welcome Nicholas to The Pound and am excited to see what he creates in his time with us,” said Russ Tunney, Director of Pound Arts. “As well as our presentation of world class live and visual artists, we are fully committed to providing opportunities for exceptional early career artists to develop their craft and also to create new work here in Corsham. Nicholas is the latest artist to be added to that list and we look forward to introducing him to our audiences,” he continued.
Since receiving his first professional performance of his compositions whilst at Bath Spa University, Nicholas’s music has gone on to be performed across the UK and abroad. He is particularly interested in writing music for soloists and small chamber ensembles. Performers range from the Fidelio Trio and EXAUDI vocal ensemble (who performed in the 2014 Autumn Festival), to Philip Thomas, Anton Lukoszevieze and Block4.
Nicholas’s aspirations for the residency are to allow his music to be shaped by the place and people he is surrounded by and to expand the audience for his, as well as other rarely performed, contemporary classical music.
“I am extremely excited about my residency, which will allow me to explore my musical ideas and develop as a composer in The Pound’s creative and supportive environment. I’m eager to begin exploring the different directions that my music might take as a result of composing in the unique community setting and all the different people that I’ll meet,” said Nicholas.