Release Date: Jul 14, 2009
Record label: Western Vinyl
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter
Composer and instrumentalist Peter Broderick was only 21 when he released Music for Falling from Trees, his fourth solo album. The half-hour piece was created as accompaniment for a dance by London-based choreographer Adrienne Hart. The score is essentially a tape montage Broderick created using music he performs on piano, violin, and viola. The seven movements, which Broderick describes as having both composed and improvisatory elements, are evocative soundscapes depicting the episodes in a life of a patient in a mental hospital.
Yet another interesting musical spawn of Portland, Oregon, Peter Broderick is a singer/songwriter, but also a composer in a post-rock sense, operating in an indie music sphere but writing pieces which are classical in inspiration. He is a member of the touring band of the melodic and experimental Danish collective Efterklang, lives in Copenhagan for that reason, and is a prolific collaborator. M.
Still in his early twenties, Peter Broderick has the CV of a middle-aged journeyman. He's played a variety of stringed instruments for, like, every indie band in the Pacific Northwest. He moved to Copenhagen for a live stint with some mad Danes, Efterklang, and played on Library Tapes' A Summer Beneath the Trees. Amid all of this collaboration, he's eked out several of his own albums, ranging in style from post-classical (Float) to folk (Home).
As his peers face the reality of seeking work in a world where gainful employment is hard to come by, 22-year-old Peter Broderick has written himself a CV which would render the most well-connected careers advisor redundant. It sparkles with an education gained recording with M. Ward and She & Him, work experience touring the world with Efterklang, and two much-lauded solo albums in 2008, the classically influenced ‘Float’ and the crafted folk of ‘Home’.