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

Albums

Feral Icons

Release Date: September 11, 2015
Catalog Number: NV6008
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Viola
Capturing the viola's rich and haunting quality, composer Peter Vukmirovic Stevens' second release on Navona Records, FERAL ICONS, is a suite of six works for solo viola performed by the extraordinary violist Mara Gearman of Seattle Symphony. The album embodies the raw and expressive energy of Stevens' impassioned compositional style, inviting the listener on an emotional narrative.
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August Ruins Live

Release Date: August 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5967
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Cello
Gavin Borchert of Seattle Weekly applauds Peter Vukmirovic Stevens' AUGUST RUINS (2013), saying, "[Cellist] Paige Stockley plays it stunningly; I would relish the chance to hear her do it live." The opportunity to hear a live performance of Stockley playing Stevens' compelling solo cello work is now available as a digital release through Navona Records, AUGUST RUINS LIVE.
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Fine Music, Vol. 5

Release Date: April 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5949
21st Century
Chamber
Orchestral
Clarinet
Orchestra
Piano
Navona Records' new installment of the FINE MUSIC series presents a deep cross-sectionof the label's wide-ranging and provocative 2013/2014 release slate, featuring performances by the Grammy-nominated New York Polyphony, Ensemble Dal Niente, cellist Chris Wild, Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, the Apollo Chamber Players, and many more in works by Hindemith, DeGaetano, Hodkinson, Ramette, Stevens, Williams, Bakker, Rotolo, Vines, Sternfeld-Dunn, Brown, Tarlow, and others.
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August Ruins

Release Date: April 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5912
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Cello
Peter Vukmirovic Stevens is a composer whose music is informed and guided by deep connections with visual media, literature, travel, and works by composers past and present. AUGUST RUINS, an album of Stevens' works for solo cello, gives these influences life through the cello's unequivocal range and timbre, allowing for a raw, isolated expression of emotion, history, and visual beauty unencumbered by accompaniment.
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