Peter Castine
Composer

 
 

Peter Castine is a composer and sonic artist (if you care about the distinction). He also develops software, specializing in music and sound applications. He performs as pianist, organist, conductor, and speaker.

Castine was born in New York City in the year of the snake. He now lives in Berlin. In between, he studied variously at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, and the Technische Universität Berlin (composition, computer science, musicology, communications science; not necessarily in that order) and has worked in Bergen and Edinburgh. His activities include organizing the International Computer Music Conference in Berlin (ICMC 2000), a stay as artist-in-residence in Bergen, Norway (thanks to BEK and USF), teaching Max/MSP at the UdK Berlin and elsewhere, receiving special recognition in the Haifa International Composers Competition, and enhancing a new musical instrument called the Skoog.

Castine also maintains a page on Facebook with further information, links, and news.

in omni contrapuncto varietas accuratissime exquirenda est    Tinctoris

Große Potentaten und Regenten haben die Pflicht, sich um die freien Künste zu kümmern. Zwar haben Privatleute Lust an der Musik und lieben sie, aber können sie nicht finanzieren.
   Martin Luther

Leading tones? You surely aren't talking about ascending half-steps in diatonic music. Is it not true that anything leads to whatever follows?
    John Cage

Quand j'étais jeune, on me disait : "Vous verrez quand vous aurez cinquante ans". J'ai cinquante ans, et je n'ai rien vu.
Eric Satie

Welcome to Peter Castine’s music

The following people have materially contributed to making Castine’s music what it is. Please do not hold it against them.

PAMELA ZARUBICA

JOAN LA BARBARA

BRUNO BARTOLOZZI

TERRY WINOGRAD

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN

JOEL CHADABE

TERRY RILEY

GEORGE DUKE

HERB COHEN

LUKAS FOSS

CLEMENS KÜHN

LAURIE SPIEGEL

LAURIE RANDOLPH

TOM ERBE

KEE DEWDNEY

ELLEN

SONNY BOY
    WILLIAMSON

PIERRE LOUŸS

PAUL McCARTNEY

BARBARA BOND

MAURICE RAVEL

JOHN STRAWN

WITOLD SZALONEK

BRIAN ENO

DAVID TUDOR

SUZIE Q.

BRYN JONES

LARRY POLANSKY

JERRY STONE

DOROTHY L. SAYERS

HERBERT BRÜN

Frank Michael Beyer

John Lennon

Rick Shur

Dave Brubeck

William H. Albright

Arnold Schoenberg

Stephen Travis Pope

Aaron Copland

Mick Jagger

Dick Moore

Aloys and Alfons Kontarsky

Sacco & Vanzetti

Steve Vai

Robert Craft

Helmut Kühn

Rolf Kuhnert

Akira Rabelais

George Harrison

David Zicarelli

Alois Hàba

Luise Rinser

Elvis Presley

Gerald Humel

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Willie Mae Thornton

Douglas R. Hofstadter

Johnny “Guitar” Watson

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Pat Stockhausen

Milton Babbitt

Henri Pousseur

B.B. King

John Gavin Turner

Phil Spector

Fran

Tiny Tim

John Cage

Flo & Eddie

Richard Boulanger

Claude Debussy

Folkmar Hein

Gareth Loy

Jimi Hendrix

Lenny Bruce

Ravi Shankar

Anne

Allan Forte

Jules Feiffer

Clara Rockmore

William Bolcolm

David Lewin

Dweezil & Moon

Tarkan

Brian Epstein

David Crosby

Sher

Joji Yuasa

Eric Dolphy Manfred Krause Steve Reich

Jimmy Carl Black Yoko Ono

Morton Subotnick Valerie Seiner

Aleck Brinkman Milton Ryeck

Tálasi Florá

Bartók Béla

ALDOUS HUXLEY

SALVADOR DALI

VINCENT PERSICHETTI

CURT ROADS

PHILIP&ALEX

LAWRENCE G. TESLER

IAN UNDERWOOD

DON MARQUIS

LUIGI NONO

DOUGLAS ADAMS

INA

CHUCK BERRY

TOSHIO HOSAKAWA

BOB DYLAN

JOAN BAEZ

HELGA DELA MOTTE-HABER

BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH

GEORDI & MARTY

ERWIN KOCH-RAPHAEL

JOHN STANSELL

DAVID M. (BOTH)

FRANK ZAPPA

CRAIG HARRIS

WEND

MORTON FELDMAN

WAYNE SIEGEL

PAUL DESMOND

CHARLES IVES

JOHN WAYNE

MAMI MURAI

RICHARD WILHELM

JOSH RIFKIN

MELISSA AND DIANA

JØRGEN, TROND

Elmar Budde

Miller

Iannis Xenakis

Wolfman Jack

Erica Jong

Marilyn B.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Joanne Rowling

William B.T. Mock

William Buxton

Lightnin’ Hopkins

Blaine Bocarde

James Joyce

Robert Morris

Jim Lyman

Olivier Messiaen

Bulent Arel

Mauricio Kagel

Isang Yun

Klaus Buhlert

Pete Townsend

John ffitch

Peter Winkler

Gary B. Trudeau

Mitch Kapor

John I. Patches

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