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General: maxandraschapman@gmail.com

Website: www.gemmapeacocke.com

BIOGRAPHY

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Art-pop* composer Gemma Peacocke grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. She was given a violin for Christmas one year, and like many children, preferred improvising to practising. She has a particular interest in cross-art form and multimedia projects and she loves to collaborate with theatre practitioners, writers, and artists. Her first album, Waves & Lines, which sets poems by Afghan women, was released on New Amsterdam in March 2019. Waves & Lines has been performed at Roulette Intermedium and National Sawdust in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and Australia’s Melbourne Recital Centre.

 

Gemma is co-founder of the Kinds of Kings composer collective. Described by The New Yorker as “distinguished young creators who work in diverse styles,” the collective focuses on amplifying and advocating for under-heard voices and producing immersive and wondrous concerts. Kinds of Kings is an Artist-in-Residence with National Sawdust for the 2019-2020 season.

 

Gemma’s music has been performed and commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic, PUBLIQuartet, cellist Nick Photinos, Third Coast Percussion, Rubiks Collective, ~Nois, the Furies, and Alarm Will Sound. Upcoming projects include a collaboration with pianist Isabelle O’Connell and drummer Nicole Patrick, a new piece for Melbourne's Rubiks Collective, and a chamber opera with director Benita de Wit. A graduate of the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, and NYU Steinhardt, Gemma is a PhD candidate in composition at Princeton University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband George and attack poodle Mila.

 

www.gemmapeacocke.com

www.kindsofkings.com

 

*John Schaeffer, New Sounds

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Gemma Peacocke is a New Zealand-born, Brooklyn-based composer. She has a particular interest in cross-art form and multimedia projects. Her first album, Waves & Lines, which sets poems by Afghan women, was released on New Amsterdam in March 2019. Gemma is co-founder of the Kinds of Kings composer collective which is focussed on amplifying and advocating for under-heard voices and producing immersive and wondrous concerts. Gemma’s music has been performed and commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic, PUBLIQuartet, cellist Nick Photinos, Third Coast Percussion, Rubiks Collective, ~Nois saxophone quartet, the Furies, and Alarm Will Sound.

 

www.gemmapeacocke.com

www.kindsofkings.com

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