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.
‘We Watched the Water Fall’ is Shimmer Song's seventh album and was recorded between December 2011 and December 2012 in San Francisco and in Huntington Beach, California. The music on this album has been described as a haunting, dreamy and romantic mix of neo classical piano, lush ambient soundscapes, and smooth, thoughtful grooves. Although piano-based, the album blends in classical guitar and strings, and has splashes of World music instrumentation and electronica.