Biography

Peter Consistently Falconer (b. 1982) is a sound artist, composer and musician based in the UK. Born in Hartlepool, Co. Durham, he now lives in Surrey, and is working towards a PhD in Music Composition at the University of Southampton.

His work is concerned with using sonic journalism techniques in an artistic context to tell new stories about imagined or possible realities.  Compositions involve field recordings, instrumental music, electroacoustic sound design, and almost always some form of text. 

His PhD research aims to produce a series of artefacts documenting the history of a semi fictional County Durham seaside resort called Seaton Snook, from its establishment in medieval times to its sinister vanishing in the late 1960s. Visit the archive in progress at seatonsnook.com.

Peter is the house composer for Proxima Dance company, and welcomes commissions from contemporary dance practitioners.  Film and TV credits include projects by Mischief Theatre (Peter Pan Goes Wrong/BBC), Oli Mason, and Timothy Gaer.  Currently he is working with the National Trust property Speke Hall, to produce soundscapes and interactive artworks for visitors to the house. 

Achieved brief European notoriety as the singer of Prog Rock band Drifting Sun.  When not making musical noises, he is a voiceover artist, and walks his cat at night. 

Upcoming events

21/03/20, from 18.00 with Proxima Dance: Live tape loops and ambient soundscapes, with a brief presentation of music from Seaton Snook (venue details tba)

01/05/20, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton: A new Snookish work for Viola, performed by Kasia Zimińska.

21/05/20, 15.30-16.00, Horniman Museum: Performance by harpsichordist Jane Chapman of a work by Seaton Snook composer Gaynor Leigh.

14/07/20 Liverpool John Moores University, Early Modern Soundscapes conference: Plenary roundtable participant, "Sound And Heritage Engagement: a National Trust case study".

18/10/20 Hartlepool Folk Festival: What Happened To Seaton Snook?  A presentation of my work at this absolutely wonderful celebration of folk music, art, and dance from all over the world.