Biography

 

Peter ARNESEN

Studio Pianist / Arranger / Composer / Songwriter / Performer

 
Session Pianist & Keyboards / London 1970 - 1983 

Recording and live work with many personalities in Rock -Pop & Jazz  Music of the 1960's and 70's

  • Guitarist Mick Ronson (David Bowie)
  • Graham Nash
  • Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople)
  • John Grimaldi
  • Joe Brown
  • Leo Sayer
  • Petula Clark
  • Helen Henderson
  • Sheena Easton
  • Amii Stewart
  • Dana Gillespie
  • Simon Phillips
  • Lynsey de Paul
  • Cameron Brown
  • Mick Cox
  • Tony Scott
  • Peter Noone
  • Jim Leverton
  • Dick Morrissey / IF
  • Henry Spinetti
  • Michael Edwards
  • Graham Parsons
  • Tony Hatch
  • Robin Black

Live work and recording with many well known bands such as:

  • If
  • The Hollies
  • Chaser
  • The Mick Cox Band
  • Coast Road Drive
  • The Rubettes
  • Daddy Longlegs
  • Taggett
  • Leo Sayer Band / Silverbird
  • Cheap Flights
  • Bacon Fat
  • Hunter - Ronson

Co-founder and lecturer at  the Department for Jazz, Popularmusic and Improvisation from 1987 - 2012 at the:

  •  UNIVERSITY  MOZARTEUM, SALZBURG  /
  •  CarlORFF INSTITUT, SALZBURG /
  •  Abt. 11 / MOZARTEUM  in INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA  

 

                                      COMPOSING / PERFORING / ARRANGING since 1983

1985 / Munich Dance Festival / Munich Germany / "Gouille Ga Yar" / Live Dance, Electronics and Percussion

1986 / ORFF Symposioum 1968 / Sakzburg, Austria / "Connecntions" / Sound Design for a choreography by Barbara Haselbach  

           Performance for Mixed Dance and Live  Electronics

1990 / ORFF Institute / "MIDanceQ" / Choreography by Margarida Amaral and Lucinda Weaver / Sound Design by Peter Arnesen and Hermann Urabl

           Performance for Dance and Live Electronics

2000 / "Kampfzone" / Live Electronics- Sound Design Performance to selected Texts from the French writer Michel Houellebecq 

           Performance of Sound Design with Electronic Keyboards / Electric Guitar and Vocals / with dramatised readings by the actress Barbara Gassner

2007 / "Jazz Ensemble Úngút" www.ensembleungut.com  / Arrangements to traditional Icelandic Folk Music

           Chambermusic jazz for Voice, Piano and Doublebass

2008 / "Songs of Iceland"  www.ensembleungut.com /  Klanglogo

2012 / "Blástjárnan"  Songs of Iceland Vol ll  www.ensembleungut.com /