Peter Long is a performing musician, composer, graphic designer and PhD candidate at Western Sydney University, and is based in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. He has a string of CD credits to his name as both a musician and recording engineer in a career spanning almost thirty years, with his album Midday Sun and the song ‘Melody’s Fate’ winning the Alternative Music prize at the Blue Mountains Music Awards in 2007. His latest release, Sounds Of In-Between is a mesmerising collage of sound and imagery bringing together voice, instruments and found sounds. Drawing upon the idea of occupying spaces ‘in-between’, each piece of music blends seamlessly into the next without discernible pause, in a continuous unfolding of musical and auditory sensations. His current research explores the spatio-temporal phenomenon of ‘suspension’ as an aesthetic approach in both popular music and moving imagery.
He is an original performing member of the Spooky Men’s Chorale, an a cappella group steeped in the Georgian male vocal tradition with a humorous take on secret men’s business and recently returned from a successful tour of the United Kingdom. In 2014 he completed a first class honours degree in a Bachelor of Music at Western Sydney University, attaining the university medal, and has since presented his research at conferences in Spain, New Zealand and Australia.
- The Spooky Men’s Chorale – silly, thoughtful and in perfect harmony (Guardian)
- Spooky Men are Warm (The Music Show/ABC Radio National)
- The Spooky Men’s Chorale (Wikipedia)
- Sunday Performer – Spooky Men’s Chorale (2/12/12) (blogs.abc.net.au)
- Beautiful Blue Mountains (visitnsw.com)