Peter Broderick

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Born January 20, 1987, Peter Broderick is a musician/composer from Portland, Oregon. There he as played and toured with numerous groups (Horse Feathers, Norfolk & Western, Loch Lomond, Laura Gibson, etc.), and has established himself as a regular session musician for numerous recording studios, adding violin, banjo, musical saw, mandolin, etc. to artists such as M. Ward, Zooey Deschanel, Dolorean, and many more. But aside from working with all of these other artists, Peter’s main focus is his own music. As a child he studied classical violin, but over time he has collected many different instruments, trying to learn to play them all one by one.

In mid 2007, Peter was invited by some of his heroes, the Danish ensemble Efterklang, to move to Copenhagen and join their live band. And so he dropped his entire life in Portland and moved across the world. Since then, he has released a mini album of solo piano music (Docile) on the Swedish label Kning Disk, as well as a 7″ (Retreat/Release) and his first full-length album of piano and string based compositions (Float).

His releases thus far have been primarily instrumental, but late 2008 will see the release of a completely different side of Peter’s music. Home is a collection of folk songs, based around voice and guitar, recorded between tours at the end of 2007/beginning of 2008. Peter’s live shows have been a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers, and so with the release of Home, both sides of his work will be available on recording.

His future plans include more touring and collaborations with his close friends in Efterklang, various film score work, and hopefully some solo tours as well.  – Chad Crouch, 2008