Shimmer Song is the creation of San Francisco-based musician, composer and producer Peter Cole (that’s me). Ever since I made my first drum set out of coffee cans when I was ten years old, I have loved to perform, compose and produce all styles of music: classical, punk, Latin, world music, rock, jazz, electronic, new age, experimental and avant garde. I particularly enjoy combining these different styles to make something completely new.
My interest in these different genres has influenced each piece of music that I create. For my Shimmer Song project, I focus mostly on instrumental, piano based music that moves between neo classical and ambient soundscapes, using both acoustic and electronic overtones. I also enjoy writing music for visuals (film, photography) and often visualize movement, scenes, characters and moods while I’m composing.
‘A Minor Waltz’ is Shimmer Song's third album and is made up of mostly solo piano compositions with some string arrangements, synthesizers and samples thrown in for fun. The style of this album is more classical and song-driven, as opposed to open soundscapes. I was inspired by the work of David Nevue, who I saw perform recently in the San Francisco area, Michael Nyman and Yann Tiersen.
I currently produce music for bands and artists in my own studio, and I have composed music for small films, web and other multimedia projects. If you're in the San Francisco area, or want to collaborate online from anywhere in the world, let me know!