Peter Edwards

Associate Professor at the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, composer and musician

The book György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque is available from the Routledge website and amazon. Click link to read more.

Select conference presentations:

Death, Burial and the Afterlife in the Arts and Humanities, University College Dublin, 23-25 June 2016

International Musicological Society Conference, Stavanger, 1-6 July 2016

International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress in Tokyo, 19-23 March 2017

Select performances

New piece for Galya Bisengalieva and Robert Ames (of the London Contemporary Orchestra) premiered 5 August 2016 in Huddersfield and on 7 August at Union Chapel, London.

Wayfaring Stranger for soprano, percussion quartet and electronics performed by Architek Percussion  and Melis Jaatinen 11 August 2016 at Landmark in Bergen and on 14 August at Deichmanske bibliotek in Oslo.

by the sound of its voice  performed by Decho Ensemble 13 August at Deichmanske bibliotek in Oslo.

Select publications:

‘Remembrance and Prognosis in the Music of György Ligeti’, in Erling E. Guldbrandsen and Julian Johnson, eds.,  Transformations of Musical Modernism, Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN 9781107127210.


‘Convergences and Discord in the Correspondence Between Ligeti and Adorno’,  Music & Letters96/2, 2015.

‘Resisting Closure: The Passacaglia Finale from György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre’, Music Analysis, 2015.

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For more view list of writings and presentations for links and information.

View list of compositions/performances