Peter Power is a man who is constantly pushing boundaries. Not just satisfied with being a hugely talented composer, he is also creating work in a visual arts context as well as theatrical and installation works.
Peter Power is a Composer, Director and Sound Designer from Waterford based in Cork. His interests are in the collaborative creation of events using design-lead theatre, audio and music as a non-linear narrative source. His passion for this work stems from a want to pursue what cultural theorist and Architectural critic Charles Jencks called ‘extreme emotional arousal’: to control the definition of time and to express a scale of idea beyond conversation through extraordinary contexts.
Peter is Artistic Director of Sparsile Collective, a group that come together to create Big Experiences from Big Ideas lead by music. He is also Director of Eat My Noise, a multi-genre audio duo with David Duffy that work in Composition, Event, Film, Television and Post-Production. Peter’s most recent work includes In Clouds by Sparsile (Creator, Director, Co-Composer), My Dad’s Blind by Anna Sheils-McNamee and PAN PAN (Sound Design/Winner of Best Production Dublin Fringe 2018), Man at the Door Number 54 by Junk Ensemble (Composer/Sound Designer) The Same by Enda Walsh and Corcadorca (Composer/Sound Designer) fLux by Eat My Noise (Co-creator, Composer), Override by Stacey Gregg (Composer, Sound Designer), ProdiJIG: The Revolution by Cork Opera House (Music Supervisor, Composer, Sound Designer), Neon Western (Co-creator, Composer, Sound Designer), Thomas Kent by Lantern Productions (Composer, Sound Designer) Gentrification by Enda Walsh (Associate Director, Composer, Sound Designer) and Carinae by Eat My Noise (Creator, Composer, Director).
Peter is currently Artist-In-Residence in the National Sculpture Factory, engaged in a year long collaboration with the building moving towards an exhibition/happening in 2018. Peter is also the winner of the 2017 Arts Council of Ireland Music Bursary award and the 2018 Arts Council of Ireland Music Project Award, and an Artist-in-Residence on the DEEP SPACE program 2018.
Peter holds a BSC Hon in Biochemistry and an MA Comp. Peter is a member of the committee for the Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers (ISSSD) and currently holds the position of Media and Outreach Officer.
Triskel Christchurch and Cork Midsummer Festival 2018
Creator/Director/Co-Composer Peter Power
Co-Composer Michael Gallen
Dancer/Choreographer Stephanie Dufresne
Contemporary Choral Ensemble Tonnta led by Robbie Blake
Writer Sara Baume
Designers Sarah Jane Shiels, David Mathúna and Izabelle Balikoeva
Producers Maura O’Keeffe and Eimear Reilly
Photography Laura Sheeran