Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts
Office Hours: Wednesday, 2-4pm (& by appointment)
Peter Bussigel's Website
Peter Bussigel is a composer and intermedia artist working with sound, video, and performance. His projects include audiovisual instruments, interactive software systems, sound installations, experimental videos, and concert games. Regardless of the medium, he works to create playful and critically engaged musical situations that invite audiences to move between modes of listening—approaching sound as both an expressive material and a way of interacting with the world. The ndial, a musical interface that is both an instrument and a game, received the 2013 Improvisation and Digital Arts Festival prize and won 2nd place in the 2015 Guthman Musical Instrument competition. His projects have been featured at ICMC, SEAMUS, and the GLEAM, Interrupt, and Pixilerations festivals and he is currently a MacColl Johnson Fellow. Peter is active as a performer on brass instruments and electronics and frequently collaborates with playwrights, game designers, theorists, and choreographers. Before coming to the University of Virginia, he spent a year teaching interdisciplinary courses as Artist-in-Residence at the Granoff Center at Brown University. He has a Bachelors degree in music composition from the University of Michigan, a Masters in Sound and Video Art from NYU, and a Ph.D. in Multimedia and Electronic Music Experiments from Brown. Peter teaches intermedia courses designed to connect the various creative departments at UVa.