Peter Fahey is an Irish composer based in Berlin. He studied at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and, as an exchange scholar, at Columbia University, New York; further studies at the Aspen Music Festival and School (USA), Darmstadt (Germany), the Irish Composition Summer School, Royaumont Voix nouvelles (France), Tactus (Belgium), and the Wellesley Composers Conference (USA). His music has been performed by ensembles such as the American Composers Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano (Carnegie Hall, Underwood Commission), the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Continuum, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Ensemble Recherche, the Festival Chamber Orchestra (Ithaca), the iO Quartet, the Players Chamber Ensemble, the PM Ensemble, the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Talea Ensemble; soloists have included Tony Arnold, Philip Higham, and Chi-Chen Wu. He has been a fellow at The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, a guest artist at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Franz Liszt Stipendiat in the city of Weimar, Germany, and a resident artist at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland.
FATA MORGANA (2010, rev. 2012)
for solo piano and ensemble (1.corA.1.1-126.96.36.199-perc-mand(or gtr)-188.8.131.52)
performed by Chi-Chen Wu (piano) and the Festival Chamber Orchestra (Ithaca), conducted by Cynthia Johnston Turner, April 17, 2010, Barnes Hall, Ithaca, New York
THROUGH AND THROUGH: I. LULLABY (2012-)
a fairy tale for female voice and ensemble (1.1(=corA).1.1-184.108.40.206-perc(1)-pft(=cel)-mand(or gtr)-220.127.116.11)
performed by Tony Arnold (voice) and the ensemble at the 2012 Wellesley Composers Conference, conducted by James Baker, August 4, 2012, Wellesley College, Massachussets
Peter Fahey on SoundCloud.