Hi! I am a composer and I live in Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in New Zealand and my childhood bedroom in Hamilton was occupied before me by Richard O'Brien (who wrote the Rocky Horror Picture Show). I hope I get to meet him one day.

A studio album of my song cycle, Waves & Linesadapted from female Afghan folk poems from Eliza Griswold's book I Am the Beggar of the World, is available now on New Amsterdam via Bandcamp or on CD


Along with Shelley Washington, I'm co-founder of Kinds of Kings, a composer collective focused on amplifying under-heard voices and producing immersive and transporting new music shows. Kinds of Kings is an artist-in residence at National Sawdust in 2019-2020 with our season, Equilibrium and Disturbance.


I'm currently working on several projects that I'm really excited about including a new piece called Sky-Fields for Melbourne's Rubiks Collective, a piece called Seven Sermons to the Dead for New York-based Irish pianist Isabelle O'Connell, percussionist Nicole Patrick, and electronics, and a concerto with Kinds of Kings for Eighth Blackbird and orchestra. I'm also a PhD candidate at Princeton University.

If you are Richard O'Brien or just want to get in touch, email me here


Photo by Whitney George

Gemma Peacocke, Brooklyn, New York


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