Peter Jarvis

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Peter Jarvis
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Peter Jarvis performing his The Snares of Time for Solo Snare Drum at DROM in New York City with Composers Concordance on their 2nd Annual Composers Play Composers concert, January 30, 2011. Photo by Dan Palkowski.
Background information
Born1959 (age 54–55)
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
GenresVarious
Occupation(s)Musician, college professor, composer, print music copyist
InstrumentsPercussion, drums
LabelsNonesuch, NAXOS, Abkco, Composers Concordance Records, Capstone Records, Koch International, others
 
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Peter Jarvis
Jarvis peter 04.jpg
Peter Jarvis performing his The Snares of Time for Solo Snare Drum at DROM in New York City with Composers Concordance on their 2nd Annual Composers Play Composers concert, January 30, 2011. Photo by Dan Palkowski.
Background information
Born1959 (age 54–55)
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
GenresVarious
Occupation(s)Musician, college professor, composer, print music copyist
InstrumentsPercussion, drums
LabelsNonesuch, NAXOS, Abkco, Composers Concordance Records, Capstone Records, Koch International, others

Peter Jarvis is an American percussionist, drummer, conductor, composer, music copyist, print music editor and college professor.

Career[edit]

Jarvis was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, and teaches music at Connecticut College [1] and William Paterson University[2] His teaching responsibilities include academic classes, percussion lessons, coaching/conducting chamber music, directing New Music concerts at Connecticut College and the New Music Series at William Paterson University where he is Director of New Music.

Jarvis composed, orchestrated, arranged and performed music for Moonrise Kingdom, a film by Wes Anderson, which opened the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2012.[3][4] Moonrise Kingdom received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Score" and an Academy Award nomination in 2013. His involvement in the film as a composer included various individual projects ranging from adding music to a score by Benjamin Britten and composing original music for several scenes. As arranger and orchestrator he worked on music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh and as performer he led a percussion section and provided several improvisations.[3] He has also performed his own solo percussion music for the second and third seasons of the HBO Series "Boardwalk Empire." During the third season, his music appeared in seven episodes.

As a freelance musician he has performed as a soloist, chamber player, Broadway musician and as conductor with chamber music ensembles including The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Comp Cord Ensemble, The Group for Contemporary Music, Talujon, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble (which he directs) and on new music/arts festivals such as the Europe/Asia Festival and the Hong Kong Arts Festival [5] and in orchestras and with choruses. He has performed for PBS, Russian and Hong Kong television. The New York Times has said about Jarvis's conducting: ". . .[He] did full justice to its rhythmic complexities; Mr. Jarvis and his forces richly deserved the standing ovation they received."[6]

Jarvis has performed and or recorded with composers musicians such as John Cage and Kung Chi Shing. He is active as a percussionist, conductor and composer in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and elsewhere. As conductor he has appeared with the Saint Luke's Chamber Ensemble, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble,[7] Ensemble21 and several other groups. He has appeared as guest conductor on the San Francisco Symphony's New and Unusual Music Series with the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble.

His compositions are published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC, Indian Paintbrush Productions and L-T Music Publishing. He is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated and is on the board of Composers Concordance.

Press coverage[edit]

Peter Jarvis performing Janaka Blast by Anthony Cornicello at the Players Theatre in New York City in a recital presented by the Composers Concordance on November 18, 2009. Captured from video by Carlos Delgado.

The New York Times wrote that Jarvis "led the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble in a precise, tactile performance with an elastic pulse",[8] and that the "Percussion Symphony" was "a mammoth work ... on its way to becoming a genuine 20th-century warhorse" which Jarvis conducted from memory.[9] The Record described Jarvis's conducting of "Percussion Symphony" as "a masterful example of the conductors craft",[10] and praised the way he sculpted the melody in the medieval song by Guillaume Dufay. The New Music Connoisseur mentioned that "While the new music scene abounds with percussionists, only a very few can match the awesome musicianship of Peter Jarvis"[11] and further described his performance of Ron Mazurek's Masked Dances as "the highlight of the evening."[11]

Compositions[edit]

All of the compositions listed below are published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC.

Solos[edit]

Chamber[edit]

Peter Jarvis – The blizzard of 2010; December 27, 2010 – Photo by Jackie Xayasith, edited by Christin Martinez.

Transcriptions[edit]

Published by Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC.

Chamber[edit]

Film and Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Documentary[edit]

DVDs[edit]

Discography[edit]

Composer/Performer[edit]

Composer[edit]

Percussionist[edit]

Conductor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.conncoll.edu/news/8062.cfm
  2. ^ William Paterson University – News
  3. ^ a b "'Moonrise Kingdom' Soundtrack Details". Film Music Reporter. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Minsker, Evan (May 21, 2012). "Listen: More Music From the Score to Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "'City Inside the Broken Sky'". Special Administrative Region Government. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Page, Tim (October 7, 1984), Percussion Group in Contemporary Works, The New York Times (The New York Times Company), retrieved 2009-10-13 
  7. ^ Charles Wuorinen: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press. 1994. ISBN 0-313-25399-4. 
  8. ^ Kozinn, Allan (January 29, 1991), The Astonishing Winds, a New-Music Trio, The New York Times (The New York Times Company), retrieved 2009-10-14
  9. ^ Page, Tim (January 25, 1985), New Jersey Percussion at Symphony Space, The New York Times (The New York Times Company), retrieved 2009-10-14
  10. ^ Orgill, Roxane (October 9, 1984), "What makes a conductor count," The Record, p. B −16
  11. ^ a b Cohen, Barry, L. (2006 – Fall/Winter). Coming Full Circle, New Music Connoisseur, In association with Composers Concordance, Inc., Vol. 14 #2, p. 18
  12. ^ a b c d Peter Jarvis – IMDb
  13. ^ Minsker, Evan (May 2, 2012). "Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack: Check Out the Tracklist and a Piece of the Score". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 12, 2013.