Peter Vukmirovic Stevens is a composer, pianist and multimedia artist. He serves as the Artistic Director of the Seattle Pianist Collective.
The goal of my music is to strip away the unnecessary and extraneous to reveal simplicity. Love, ire, adventure, unrest. The human experience, in profuse and stark landscapes.
Countless influences inform my musical and artistic ethos, including early-modern graphic design, linguistics, literature, and philosophers from Aristotle to Guy Debord. Composers Erik Satie and J.S. Bach, Arvo Pärt and OlivierMessiaen, as well as contemporary art music by Giacinto Scelsi, Wolfgang Voigt and Swans have left their mark. I am indebted to them.
Travel shapes my musical and artistic language. I gained perspective journeying through the ungoverned Western Sahara, residing with the Basari people of Senegal, exploring the wild North-East states of India and many other places throughout South America, Europe and the Balkans.
As I am transformed by my experiences, I answer with music and art. What I make, in turn, remakes me. – PVS