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. 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, ambient soundscapes and World music - 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.
‘And the Moon Winked Back’ is Shimmer Song's sixth album. The music on this album is an eclectic mix of melodic solo piano, ambient soundscapes and soft grooves that blend classical, jazz, Middle Eastern and electronica.
I currently produce music for bands and artists in my own studio located in the San Francisco Bay Area, 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!