COMPOSER ADAM PETERS TALKS ABOUT HIS MIXTAPE FOR GRIESSHAMMER’S EDITION
Being a composer can be a solitary affair conducted late at night in dark rooms surrounded by computer screens. These days I no longer listen to music as a form of psychedelic exploration, but as something solid that can be with me through parts of the day and change my mood. During a long studio stint if I need a change of direction I find that half an hour of northern soul or a bout of Ukrainian dance music will leave me smiling again. Each morning my 4 year old son wants to play music loud and dance. It reminds me of how I was when I was little and everything was new and fresh. So these days I find myself listening to Abba or The Fall or The Beatles with my breakfast… That kind of European music that has a peculiar uplifting melancholy to it. It seems to run in the family.
Melissa asked me to make a playlist. I decided just to send exactly the music that I’ve listened to in the last week or so.
Adam Peters has just composed the score to Oliver Stone’s upcoming film SAVAGES. In the last year he worked on RANGO with Hans Zimmer, CRAZY STUPID LOVE, RUBY SPARKS, and the documentary LIFE AFTER PORN.
He began his career playing cello and keyboards with the iconic band Echo And The Bunnymen. The album Ocean Rain is now considerered an all time classic album. Amongst others he also played with The Triffids, Siouxsie And The Banshees and Beth Orton.