Peter Urpeth is a pianist, harmonium player and composer working mostly in jazz, theatre music and alternative performance art forms. Over the past 30 years he has worked with leading protagonists in film, theatre and literature including some of Europe’s finest improvising musicians.
In 2011 and 2012 he was commissioned by Faclan provide live accompaniment to two dark but very different classics of early cinema, Nosferatu and Vampyr – and in 2014 to The Passion of Joan of Arc. Silent movies are in his blood: his aunt, Constance Urpeth, was a performer in cinemas throughout London during the heyday of the silent movie era.
As well as being a musician, Peter is a novelist and poet. His first novel ‘Far Inland’ was published by Birlinn Polygon in 2006.