Friday, 25 December 2009

When I Blank I Blank

December 2009 When I Blank I Blank (mp3)

from the flickr photostream
listen here

"This is a little song for all the people who visit this page, and look at my pictures and read my words and listen to my music. And it's a song to say goodbye to 2009. I'm sure we all learned many things this year, so here's to remembering those things we learned and using those lessons to make 2010 our best year yet.

The lyrics are taken from the comments on my previous post, plus I received one submission by email from Vincent Boulanin (the last sentence in the song), because he doesn't have a flickr account and couldn't post a comment.

Thank you all."

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Inside Out There/These Walls Of Mine

December 2009 Inside Out There/These Walls Of Mine (mp3)

Two more tunes from Peter's flickr photostream.

01 Inside Out There
02 These Walls Of Mine

Wednesday, 16 December 2009


December 2009 Copenhagen (mp3)

Another tune for free on Peter's flickr. Listen here.

"An icepack for the knee, plenty of coffee, a computer and some recording equipment. Earlier today there was a demonstration right outside my window. They were playing the coolest beat on their drums. So I recorded it, and made it my day's task to make a song out of it.

I've never really tried to make a dance song before. But today it felt right. Maybe this is as close as I'll ever get to the dance floor. A tired Wednesday night dance party. Maybe everyone could lay down and dance from their beds"

Monday, 14 December 2009

Til Danmark

December 2009 Til Danmark (mp3)

another free tune on Peter's flickr photostream.

"Well, I'm happy to say that my work visa in Denmark has been extended again, and this time for two years. Which means, I can actually move into a place and stay there for a while, and spend some more time in this lovely country.

One of the things that bothers me most about myself, is that I can't really speak any other language than English. Just little bits and pieces of a few languages, but nothing fluently. I've been in Denmark for about two years and still I'm afraid to go to the super market because I can't speak Danish. I've gotten a lot better, but I still have a long way to go.

More and more I try to test myself, and sometimes I'm surprised at much I know, but other times it feels like I could never, ever grasp it. Anyhow, I'd really like to make an effort to learn, especially if I'm going to be spending so much more time here.

Last night I wrote a little song, just with voice and a little percussion (well, the clicking sound of the pen I wrote the words with), and forced myself to write every third line in Danish. I'm pretty sure they are incorrect, but I wanted to try and see how I would do without looking anything up. Today, after two years, I finally learned how to check my voicemail on my Danish phone! The instructions are in Danish when you call to hear the messages, and I've never been able to understand it well enough until today! So, I think I might be making some progress.

Anyhow, I'd like to dedicate this tiny song to Denmark. Thank you for having me."


Friday, 11 December 2009

Crawl Into My Bed

December 2009 Peter Broderick - Crawl Into My Bed (fluid radio podcast)

On December 10 & 11, 09, I played 2 very special concerts in Leuven, Belgium, @ the amazing STUK venue. They were label nights for Slaapwel records, who only release music to sleep to, and recently released my Music for a Sleeping Sculpture. They installed 50 beds, & everyone in the audience slept over, while me & 2 other artists performed in the middle of the room.

I only have a recording of the 1st night. I went on around 1 am, and performed for two & a half hours or so, until my musical brain was tired, and then went to sleep among the audience. I started off performing quiet versions of a couple songs people had requested, and then improvised the rest around a couple loose themes.

I wouldn’t recommend listening intently all the way through, but instead maybe try putting it on quietly in the background while you go about your business, cleaning your room, working on your computer, cooking dinner, taking a walk, laying in bed, etc. – Peter

On flickr, Peter describes this music like this: "One hour of quiet, slow building music, improvised around a few loose themes, using violin, nord electro keyboard, musical saw, melodica, various percussion, acoustic and electric guitar, glockenspiel, field recordings, postcard weevil, my voice, two loop stations, and one delay pedal. Not to mention a few audience members turning over in their beds and coughing a time or two."

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Music for a Sleeping Sculpture of Peter Broderick

December 2009 Music for a Sleeping Sculpture of Peter Broderick Slaapwel (cd, mp3)

01 Music for a Sleeping Sculpture of Peter Broderick

created in berlin, june 2009

In April 2008, I played a concert in Utrecht, Holland. After the show, while I was standing at a table selling CD's, a girl walked up to me and said something to the effect of, "You have a very interesting face. I would love to use it for a sculpture."

I smiled and told her I thought that sounded very strange, but that I wouldn't be opposed. I gave her my contact information, and that was it. Six months or so later, I still hadn't heard from her, and had forgotten about it entirely. Then one day she wrote to me, telling me she still had plans for the sculpture, and still wanted to use my face. She asked me if I could take some pictures of my face from different angles. I took some photos and sent them over to her, and then months went by before I heard from her again.

Slowly her emails started coming more and more frequently, and I realised that she was serious about this project. Her name is Chrysa Chouliara, originally from Greece but relocated to Amsterdam for art school, and she was really making a life-size sculpture of me. The sculpture was to be laying in bed, sleeping, with a small motor in the chest, to create a sound that simulates breathing.

Wim at Slaapwel Records had asked me some time ago if I would like to make a contribution to the label, which I immediately agreed to. For many years I have loved to put on one of my favorite records late at night to help me drift away to sleep. And when I thought about this sculpture, it seemed this would be the perfect chance for me to make some very sleepy sounds.

I proposed to Chrysa that I could create a piece of music to be played on a loop at the opening exhibition of the sculpture, and she liked the idea very much. The opening was set for the first of July, 2009. So after my European tour ended in mid June, I spent a few quiet, sleepy days in Berlin, recording some music for the occasion.

I like to think of good sleep as a peaceful and quiet place. So when I made this music, my only goal was to somehow make it peaceful, and I hope that will come across. The quiet part is up to the listener.

Thank you for listening, and reading, and for just being here.

Peter Broderick
November 1, 2009

peter broderick - voice & piano
voice recorded by peter broderick
piano recorded by nils frahm
mixed by peter broderick
mastered by nils frahm
sculpture and photo by chrysa chouliara

limited to 500 physical copies, available directly from Slaapwel Records

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

A Tired Tuesday Song

December 2009 Peter Broderick - A Tired Tuesday Song (mp3)

Another song from Peter's flickr

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Various Artists - The Wall Re-Built! Disc Two

December 2009 Various Artists - The Wall Re-Built! (cd)

Given away free with MOJO 194 (January 2010).

01 Engineers - Hey You
02 Peter Broderick - Is There Anybody Out There?
03 The Mummers - Nobody Home
04 North Sea Radio Orchestra - Vera/Bring The Boys Back Home
05 Ralfe Band - Comfortably Numb
06 Alessi's Ark - The Show Must Go On
07 Fol Chen - In The Flesh
08 Crippled Black Phoenix - Run Like Hell
09 Twinkranes - Waiting For The Worms
10 Diagonal - Stop
11 Simon Bookish - The Trial
12 The Soundcarriers - Outside The Wall

According to MOJO "Portland emigre-turned-Efterklang collaborator made a name for himself in Europe thanks to his beautifully melodic approach. Similarly, Hamburg-born pianist Nils Frahm spent the last few years creating wondrous, haunting music. Together they accentuate the orchestral qualities of Pink's lament, the track's sense of paranoia amplified by the choral resolution of this version".

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Frederik Teige - Promo 2009

November 2009 Frederik Teige - Promo 2009 (cd-r)

01 Where Most Of Us Would Leave
02 Stabile Curve Downwards
03 Elevate
04 What Is New?
05 You Always Tried To Pull Us Down
06 Longest Drive
07 14%
08 Invisible Vampire
09 Less Stuff To Worry About

Frederik Teige - vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, keyboard, percussion, organ
Anna Brønsted - vocals
Christian Olesen - bass, vocal
Cæcilie Trier - cello
Jakob Bjørn Hansen - vocal, drums, percussion
Jeppe Brix - guitar, vocal, organ, effects
Jens Søndergaard - keyboard
Mike Taagehøj - bass
Niklas Antonson - trombone
Peter Broderick - violin
Rune Mølgaard - piano
Thomas Husmer - trumpet

Self released: November 24th. 2009, Limited 300 copies.
Recorded and mixed in Jens Benz Studio, Copenhagen. February-April, 2009.
Technician/Producer/Mixer: Jens Søndergaard ( )
Mastered by Lasse Hansen, Hotmastering, Copenhagen. September 2009
Cover by Claudia Crobatia and Frederik Teige
All songs and Lyrics by Frederik Teige
Press Photo: Claudia Crobatia ( )

(many thanks to Frederik for sending details of this disc)

What Is New is now available on Bad Panda Records (Bad Panda 041). Download it free!

Sunday, 22 November 2009


November 2009 Hannover (mp3)

On his flickr photostream, Peter wrote "Another found piano in Hannover.

This time rather than make a movie, I took a picture, and set up my little field recorder on the foosball table and recorded five short improvisations in b flat minor. Today I mixed all five recordings together."

You can listen to the track here.

Sunday Song

November 2009 Peter Broderick - Sunday Song (mp3)

Another post from Peter's flickr photostream. "An unexpected night off on tour. A few hours alone with one of my favorite pianos."

Listen here.

Sunday, 15 November 2009


November 2009 Peter Broderick - Freyr (mp3)

Posted on Peter's flickr photostream.
Listen here

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Blank Grey Canvas Sky

November 2009 Machinefabriek & Peter Broderick - Blank Grey Canvas Sky Fang Bomb FB012 (vinyl; cd)

1. Departure
2. Planes
3. Kites
4. Rain
5. Blank Grey
6. Homecoming

Music and instruments by Peter Broderick and Machinefabriek
Vocals on 'Rain' by Susanna Lundgren

At one time this album was going to be called 'Planes and Kites':

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Recession/Recessione a nonexistent exhibition

November 2009 Recession/Recessione a nonexistent exhibition (cd)

Between September and November 2009, 35 artists worldwide were asked to interpret the "Recession" through texts, images, artwork or music.

The cd features:

1 - "People, places, pianos" - an audio collage by Peter Broderick
For this track I have compiled some unused material and field recordings from the last year. Sound sources include: men singing from towers in Tel Aviv; dinner table in Tel Aviv; Nils Frahm playing piano at La Mami, France; a drummer on the street in Bath, UK; me playing drums in Portland, OR, USA; my sister's old roommate Kazumi meditating; wurlitzer piano samples from Garageband; me and Nils talking on the side of the road in Holland
2 - "Left behind like a piece of shit" - Boduf Songs
3 - "Recessional" - Julia Kent
4 - "Ma contribution á l'industrie phonographique" - Sylvain Chauveau
5 - "Opus 28" - Dustin O'Halloran
6 - "Nada" - Ronin
7 - "Dead Letter" - Goldmund
8 - "Song of the highwire shrimper" - Tim Hecker
9 - "Just because" - Mark Borthwick as Will Shine
10 - "Golden ratios" - Dylan Martorell

800 copies

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Various Artists - Fugues Unreleased Tracks 2009

October 2009 Various Artists -
Fugues Unreleased Tracks 2009
Fugues/debruit&desilence (cd)

01 Life Without Dreams - White Light
02 The Toy Library - Once The Dust Settles
03 Simon Scott - Lure
04 Rothko - Sunrise/Sunset
05 Rafael Anton Irisarri - Abandoned (Too Soon)
06 Lightsway - Risen
07 Millimetrik - Méduse
08 Message To Bears - Farewell, Stars
09 Silencio - Again Again
10 Peter Broderick & Nils Frahm - Sketch 24
11 Goldmund - The Pursuer
12 July Skies - Kissing Under Willows (demo)
13 Last Days - Light

Peter & Nils' track recorded at Durton Studio, Berlin, April 2009.
Nils Frahm: piano, effects, recording, mixing
Peter Broderick: pump organ, loop station, strings

Friday, 23 October 2009

I Do This

October 2009 Peter Broderick - I Do This (download)

Peter posted this song on his flickr photostream.

You can dowload it here

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose - Bridge Carols

October 2009 Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose - Bridge Carols Weather 041/Headz 145 (cd, Japan only); Baskaru karu:17 (cd, France); Holocene Music HCM 10 (cd/download, US)

01 Introduction
02 Old Waters
03 Younger
04 Leaving, Believing
05 Sun
06 Boreas Borealis
07 Glocken
08 O Frailty
09 Where Have All Your Good Words Gone?

Laura Gibson - voice
Ethan Rose - instruments, effects and computer
Peter Broderick - violin on 'Borealis Borealis'
Cory Gray - trumpet on 'Old Waters' and 'Younger'

Monday, 19 October 2009

Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra - Performing Parades

October 2009 - Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra - Performing Parades Rumraket RUM022/The Leaf Label BAY 69 (CD+DVD, 2LP+DVD, Digital)

1. Polygyne
2. Mirador
3. Him Poe Poe
4. Horseback Tenors
5. Mimeo
6. Frida Found A Friend
7. Maison de Réflexion
8. Blowing Lungs like Bubbles
9. Caravan
10. Illuminant
11. Cutting Ice to Snow

- Performing Parades: a 55-minute concert film directed by Benjamin Hesselholdt
- Recreating Parades: a 35-minute documentary directed by Ralf Christensen, with Danish & English subtitles
- 7 Music Videos taken from the album Parades by Carolina Melis, Hvass&Hannibal & UFEX, Rasmus Bro, Anders Morgenthaler, Tobias Stretch, Jeremiah Zagar and Renaud de Foville

Performed live at DR Koncerthuset, Studie 2, Copenhagen, September 26th 2008

Mads Brauer - electronics & harmonium
Casper Clausen - vocals
Thomas Husmer - drums, trumpet & choir
Rune Mølgaard - piano & choir
Rasmus Stolberg - bass & guitar

Niklas Antonson - trombone, choir, percussion & guitar
Peter Broderick - violin, choir, harmonium, guitar, banjo, bass & piano
Frederik Teige - lead guitar & choir
Anna Brønsted - vocals, choir & piano
Josefine Lindstrand - choir
Qarin Wikström - choir

The Danish National Chamber Orchestra

Monday, 5 October 2009

Dwars sessie: Peter Broderick & Wink & Nils Frahm & Machinefabriek

October 2009 Dwars sessie: Peter Broderick & Wink & Nils Frahm & Machinefabriek broadcast

Kleefstra/Bakker/Kleefstra, Machinefabriek, Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm performing live in Studio Desmet.

Nils Frahm piano
Jan Kleefstra voice
Romke Kleefstra electric guitar and effects
Anne Chris Bakker electric guitar and laptop,
Machinefabriek electric guitar and electronics
Broderick violin, voice, field recordings and musical saw

Listen here

Dwars session - Machinefabriek & Peter Broderick

October 2009 Machinefabriek & Peter Broderick - 5 October 2009 (webcast)

An exclusive session by Machinefabriek and Peter Broderick at Studio Desmet.

Rutger Zuydervelt on electric guitar, electronics and sound effects.

Peter Broderick on piano, violin, electric guitar, voice, field recordings and musical saw.

Listen here

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Heather Woods Broderick - From The Ground

September 2009 Heather Woods Broderick - From The Ground Preservation PRE027 (cd) Digitalis DIGIV023 (lp)

01 Something Other Than
02 Cottonwood Bay
03 From the Ground
04 The Colors
05 For Misty
06 Wounded Bird
07 Back Room
08 Left
09 Turned
10 Old Son

Heather Woods Broderick - piano, guitar, voice, cello, celeste, organ, flute, glockenspiel, zither, percussion, field recordings
Peter Broderick - violin, viola, mandolin, bass guitar, electric guitars, percussion & drum set, voice, field recordings

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Home/Second Home

September 2009 Home/Second Home Bella Union BELLA2CD172 (cd, download)

Disc 1 - Home
1. Games
2. And It's Alright
3. With The Notes In My Ears
4. Esbern Snares Gade 11, 2tv
5. Below It
6. Sickness, Bury
7. Not At Home
8. There And Here
9. Maps
10. Games Again

Disc 2 - Second Home
Live versions of songs. Recorded and mixed by Peter Broderick in two short nights at the Efterklang studio in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of 2008.

1. The Piano Race - This is a little song for piano and violin that I never really thought would fit in on a record, but I like to play it live.
2. Begin - That repeating piano melody is the first thing you hear on my mini album Docile. When I play it live I like to loop that first passage and then add multiple layers of violin over the top. The piano recording at the end was made on my little voice recorder at a venue at Gothenburg, Sweden, before one of my concerts at the end of 2007. And ever since then I've been sampling that recording every night.
3. Not At Home - When I started playing this song live, I discovered it didn't really need that outro section that's on the record. So instead I've extended the middle section by looping the guitar phrase and adding some layers of violin before returning to the second verse.
4. Sickness, Bury - It would be pretty much impossible to play the album version of this song all by myself, so I've had to strip it down a lot for my concerts. Instead of building with drums and electric guitars, the climax now comes with a repeating violin phrase, which is mocking the melody of the banjo on the original version.
5. Moment - Another song from my mini album Docile. For this one I've added a simple looped vocal passage. I am. Looping. My. Voice.
6. The Lingering Procession - This song was written by Erik Enocksson, for the Swedish film Farval Falkenburg. It's a beautiful film with a beautiful score, and this song plays in the last scene. The original version is quite a bit longer and features a full choir (and is really beautiful!).
7. Pop's Song - Anyone who has come to one of my concerts has heard this song. My father wrote the guitar part, and he used to play it to me as a child. I always thought it was beautiful, and when I was old enough to play the guitar, I taught myself how to play it. My version is a little different than his (his is much better!), and I've added a couple violin lines over the top.
8. With The Notes In My Ears - I took one of the simplest songs off the album and made it even simpler. Just one guitar and one voice.
9. For Bella Union - The first time I played this song was at the Union Chapel in London, October 2008. I had just written it on the piano recently, and I decided to play it that night at the last minute. After playing it I felt like it was a mistake, and I had no intention of ever playing it again. But my good friends at my record label Bella Union responded to it in exactly the opposite way. They encouraged me to play it more and to record it. And so I would like to dedicate this song to them. Simon, Johnny, Duncan, Mark, Keith, Ellie, all of you. Thank you guys for all your help and support.

From Peter's myspace:

The first disc is the original album. The second disc is called "Second Home", and is a collection of alternate versions of songs and unreleased tracks. It features many of the live versions I play of my songs, and some of the songs I play live which haven't been released. All recorded in two short nights at the Efterklang studio at the end of last year.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Various Artists - Mind The Gap Vol. 80

September 2009 Various Artists - Mind the Gap Vol. 80 Gonzo Circus Records GC104 (cd)

Free with Gonzo Circus #93

01 Peter Broderick - Untitled solo piano
02 Kreng - Dimethyltryptamine
03 Little women - Untitled track 2
04 Master Musicians of Bukkake - Schism Prism / Adamantios
05 Sylvester Anfang II - The devil always shits in the same graves pt. I
06 Hadewych - A forest for Eoh
07 Human greed - Dalkeith night
08 Isaac - Non,...
09 Mandelbrot - Some solitude remains
10 Cathode - Dream feeder
11 The sight below - The sunset passage
12 Lysn - Love sight
13 Brunk - Cellulos. Microsist

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

4 Track Songs

August 2009 4 Track Songs Type Records Type044 (2xLP, cd, download)

1. (No Title)
2. Piano & Rain
3. Nothing
4. Shortened Version (Mistake)
5. For Pop
6. Walking/Thinking
7. (Untitled)
8. Bad Song

1. More Of A Composition
2. A Low End Rumble
3. Outside
4. For Piano
5. For Dave
6. Piano And Violin (Volume 3 bonus track)
7. Refining (Volume 3 bonus track)

1. Looking/Thinking
2. Bad Song #2
3. A Simple String Duet
4. Three Cats
5. Jenn Is Sick
6. Get Well Soon
7.(Untitled #2)

1. A Current Soundtrack
2. A Former Soundtrack
3. G Major
4. The Cold
5. Listening/Thinking
6. Saw A Movie Today (Volume 3 bonus track)
7. Pop's Song (Volume 3 bonus track)

From Type Records:

In just a few short years multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and all round renaissance man Peter Broderick has shot from being a darling of the underground to something far more substantial. Constantly touring, Peter has accrued fans far and wide with his alluring folk songs and gorgeous post-classical compositions, but all this had to start somewhere.

A few years ago Peter was kind enough to send Type a package of all his material prior to writing ‘Float’. This came in the form of two CDRs, lovingly hand-labelled ‘4 Track Songs’. Recorded to tape using only a cheap microphone, Peter assembled these tracks as and when they came to his head. From delicate piano improvisations to fully fledged songs more reminiscent of ‘Home’ this is a charming and heart-warming portal into Peter’s early creative process. More than that though, these songs are so defiant in their hazy, lo-fi beauty that they stand on their own as pieces that can never possibly be repeated.

Moving from track to track with all the grace of that chunky stop button on a cassette recorder, we are treated to both volumes of Peter’s early recordings and although they might have been released before, they actually never sold a single copy. Peter ended up giving them away to lucky friends and relatives as the general public had no idea of what they were missing out on. Through dedications (‘For Dave’) to get-well-soon messages (‘Jenn is Sick’) to simple musings on life (‘Three Cats’) each song seems to come straight from the heart and is untroubled by the trappings of modern production. This is pure, simple and ineffably beautiful music which shows the beginnings of a truly special talent.

Listen to the cd version here

On his myspace page, Peter wrote: "I am happy to tell you that a collection of my music called 4 Track Songs has just been released on Type Recordings, on CD and double vinyl. I recorded this music back in 2006, before I had ever released an album of my own, with some very cheap and basic recording equipment.

I made two short albums like this, and then I started this Myspace page. I posted the music, and announced that I was selling my albums for $0.00. All you had to do was write me on here and I'd send you one.

No one wrote.

My little virtual corner of the internet wasn't getting much attention then. It took me several months to get rid of all the copies, asking family members to take five copies and share them. I never thought this music would take me anywhere, I just wanted to share it with whoever wanted to hear.

Anyhow, now the music is more widely available, for anyone who would like to hear it. "

Thursday, 20 August 2009


August 2009 Peter Broderick - Numbers (mp3)

posted on Peter's flickr photostream:

"I wrote some numbers on a photo. I wanted to think of it as a musical score. I would be really happy if anyone and everyone would like to create something, anything (paintings, drawings, musics, photos, whatever!), inspired by this score. Please, if you feel like doing it, and you have the time, make something and email it to me (

Maybe you'd like to make a piece of music from it? Maybe first you would treat each number as a note in the D major scale. 1 = D, 2 = E, 3 = F#, etc. Then you might grab your violin and record each horizontal line of numbers separately, at different tempos. So each number corresponds to a note in the scale, but you might also decide that each number represents how many times you will play that given note. So when you see a 6, you would play a B, for six beats, and so on and so forth. Then once you finished recording those violins playing the different lines of numbers, you might take the different lines and randomly place them over the top of each other. After hearing that you'd probably decide your piece of music needs a little bit of low end. So you might take the first vertical line of numbers and make it a bass line, playing each note for one measure, in slow 4/4 time, over and over again. After recording that bass line on a bass guitar as well as piano, you might think about fading it up throughout the entire song. And finally, you might hear all that together and decide that it needs something else. Why not read aloud all the numbers over the top of the music?

If one were to try these things, it might end up sounding something like this"

This tracks has been released on Numbers - A Project By Peter Broderick

Monday, 17 August 2009

Two Tracks

August 2009 Two Tracks Hush (free download)

1. And It's Alright (Nils Frahm Remix)
2. Not At Home (Piano & Strings Version)

From Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm with love. Two tracks to engage your ears. Available to download here

Friday, 10 July 2009

Various Friends - Soup

From Wixel's blog

"This is something I’ve been trying to get going for a while. It’s what I call “Musical Soup”. The basic idea is that several people send me a tender & quiet 2-to-3 minute recording of a couple of their favorite instruments, using the notes c#, d#, e, f#, g#, a and b. They’re the ingredients. I throw them all into a giant bowl of tracks in which I play those samples as randomly as possible, but always 8 samples at a time. …And that, will become the musical soup. :-)

I am convinced it will result in a magical piece that will be excellent to fall asleep to, or to read a book to, or any other gentle quiet evening “action”. Even if it is just getting lost in all those sounds. For those wondering; the people playing in this little snippet here are: Pieter Van Dessel, Boris Snauwaert, Ellen Evers, Ralph Steinbrüchel and Peter Broderick.

The goal is to reach at least one hour of this slowly evolving music. If you want to get involved, send me an e-mail."

You can hear an excerpt of the soup here

Monday, 8 June 2009

Dwars session

June 2009 Dwars Session 8 June 2009 (webstream)

01 Everything I Know
02 For Bella Union
03 Ceasefire
04 Below It
05 Games Again
06 Looking/Thinking
07 I Am Piano
08 And It's Alright

On June 8, 2009 Peter Broderick did an exclusive session for Dwars in Studio Desmet. Nils Frahm plays piano on track 1.

Listen here

Monday, 1 June 2009

Music for Falling From Trees

June 2009 Music for Falling from Trees Erased Tapes eratp15 (cd, download)

Part 1: An Introduction to the Patient
Part 2: Patient Observation
Part 3: Pill Induced Slumber
Part 4: The Dream
Part 5: Awaken/Panic/Restraint
Part 6: Electroconvulsive Shock
Part 7: The Path to Recovery

In late 2008, Adrienne Hart contacted me about scoring her new work, FALLING FROM TREES. In Adrienne's words, "The piece is set in a psychiatric hospital and centered around one man's struggle to retain his identity in the most extreme of circumstances." There are four dancers in the piece. One male playing the patient, and three female hospital workers.

I had been making music for a variety of film projects, but the thought of scoring a dance was very exciting to me. I was on tour at the time, so wasn't able to start writing the music until I had a break in early January. The dance premiered on January 21st, so I had about three weeks to create the score. I camped out up in the top of my father's barn with some minimal recording equipment, my violin and viola, and an old broken piano.

Given the time constraints, I approached the music in a very open way. Rather than sit down and try to compose something, I just set up a microphone and started playing. After coming up with a couple of themes on the piano, I started recording, using those small themes and improvising around them. Most of the sections have a small core that is composed, and then the rest is improvised. Luckily for me this method seemed to work. I would work all day and then send a sketch over to Adrienne, and every time her response was positive. So in this way we worked very well together. I give my hugest thanks to Adrienne for trusting me to create the music for her wonderful work.

Adrienne told me from the beginning she was looking for a score of piano and strings. So I decided to take this literally and make a rule not to use any other instruments. In the script it called for the sound of a ticking clock. I made this sound by tapping on the body of the violin with my fingernails. The sound of an electric shock given to the patient is depicted by a quick, distorted piano chord. And all other droning and bass tones were made by extending and processing violin and/or piano tones, etc. Thank you very much for listening.

-Peter Broderick, March 2009

All music written, performed and recorded by Peter Broderick.

Buy a digital download here

Thursday, 28 May 2009


May 2009 Peter Broderick & Nils Frahm - Luzern (mp3)

Posted on Peter's flickr photostream. Peter said "It was midway through our Summer tour, and every night Nils and I would play for 5-15 minutes together at the end of his set, improvising. We only have recordings from a few of the shows, and Luzern is one of them. Nils was on the piano, and I was making loops and playing a bunch of instruments - voice, Yamaha CP-70 piano, violin, musical saw, shaker, postcard weevil, and field recorder."

Probably from the concert on 28/05/09 at Treibhaus, Luzern, Switzerland

No Longer Available

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Five Film Score Outtakes

May 2009 Five Film Score Outtakes Secret Furry Hole sfh/003 (cd-r)

1. Film Score Outtake 1
2. Film Score Outtake 2
3. Film Score Outtake 3
4. Film Score Outtake 4
5. Film Score Outtake 5

Written, performed and recorded by Peter Broderick, March 2009

Made with love using piano, violin, cello, guitar and laptop.

Thanks to Jukka and Tommaso, and to you for listening.

From Peter's myspace page:

In March 2009 I was asked by Matt Clark to create the score for his new short film. I recorded a lot of music for the film, and ended up with quite a few extra pieces that were not used in the final cut. Among those extra pieces were these five little songs.

3" cd-r limited to 200 copies.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Step Out Into The Light

May 2009 Taxi Taxi! - Step Out Into The Light Rumraket RUM017 (digital download)

1. More Childish Than In A Long Time
2. True Love Will Find You In The End
3. Belle (covered by Peter Broderick)

From Rumraket:

With the Step Out Into The Light EP Taxi Taxi! finally returns after their successful debut EP release in 2007. This new digital only EP is a foretaste to their debut album that will be released in the fall of 2009.

The two twin sisters from Stockholm graduated from high School a year ago and are still in their teens, but more than ever is their musical output as mature and on the same level as the international artists Johanna and Miriam so often are compared to.

More Childish Than In A Long Time starts the EP and this song will also be present on the coming album. The two other tracks are exclusively only available on this release. This EP and the coming album are both tastefully and gently produced by Johan Berthling (Tape, Häpna Records).

Track 2 on this EP is Taxi Taxi!´s cover version of the legendary Daniel Johnston song True Love Will Find You In The End. The third track is a cover of the Taxi Taxi! song Belle by the American artist Peter Broderick. Besides being a friend and fan of Taxi Taxi! Peter Broderick has released acclaimed albums on Type, Bella Union, Kning Disk and Erased Tapes.

This particulary Taxi Taxi EP is released on Rumraket in collaboration with our good friends and colleagues from Tigerspring.

Buy a download here

Peter's track recorded January 2009

Machinefabriek and Soccer Committee - Redrawn

May 2009 Machinefabriek & Soccer Committee - Redrawn (Soccer Committee & Machinefabriek Remixed And Covered) (self-released cd-r)

1. High Jacked Drone 1 - Andrea Belfi
2. Di-O-Day - Holden Goldmund
3. For I Am Distant - Taylor Deupree
4. Landslide - Mark Templeton
5. Magpie - The Puddle Parade
6. Mees - Nate Wooley
7. Thole - Tori, Reiko & Namio Kudo
8. Untitled 221 - Francisco López
9. Very Well Drawn, Re-edited - Németh
10. Di-O-Day - The North Sea
11. Seem - Steinbrüchel
12. Very Well Drawn - Squares On Both Sides
13. Klauwier Materials, Solo Guitar Into A Duo - Gary Smith
14. A Reversion To Thole - Lawrence English
15. Di-O-Day - Kenneth Kirschner
16. For I Have None - Annelies Monseré
17. The Fun Years Scribble With Crayons - The Fun Years
18. Mees - Stefano Pilia
19. Christopher (For Suzanne) - Peter Broderick
20. Low Drone 2 - Xela

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

30 Century Man

May 2009 Music Inspired by the Film Scott Walker 30 Century Man Lakeshore Records LAKO 339672 (cd)

1. Duchess - Peter Broderick
2. Big Louise - Sally Norvell
3. The World's Strongest Man - Damon & Naomi
4. Manhattan - Saint Etienne
5. The Electrician - Laurie Anderson
6. The Seventh Seal - Nicole Atkins
7. Montague Terrace (In Blue) - Dot Allison
8. The Bridge - Bee & Flower
9. Rhymes Of Goodbye - Stephanie Dosen
10. It's Raining Today - Ulrich Schnauss
11. A Lover Loves - Jarboe
12. Such A Small Love - Little Annie and Paul Wallfisch

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Pieces Of String

April 2009 Pieces of String Compilation Vol. 1 Issue 3 (cd-r)

1. Peter Broderick - One Small Room
2. Whip - Beast of Each
3. Rivulets - You Are My Home
4. Felicia Atkinson & Sylvain Chauveau - Aberdeen
5. Neon Pulse - Pieces of Spring
6. Clara Kindle - Heart Snatcher
7. The Lunch Time Sardine Club - Right On! Bread!
8. Sharp Teeth - Pony (Demo)

Also included in the zine is Peter's Tour Diary

May still be available from orosa records

Friday, 27 March 2009

Hälsningar från skogen

March 2009 Hälsningar från skogen Kning Disk KD063 (cd)

1. Jan Lindblad - Entonigt ringer den lilla klockan
2. Tired Tape Machine - Like Glass
3. Chaz Knapp - Acceptance of fate
4. Jean-Louis Huhta - Each day
5. Peter Broderick - A Song For The Cranes
6. Hans Appelqvist - Hälsningar från skogen
7. Tired Tape Machine - Life is a joke
8. Tape- Beams
9. José González - 07.11.11
10. The Dead Sea - Nulla desiderata

This is the same version of A Song For The Cranes as on Music For On Paper Wings and the 2007 European Tour cd

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Ten Duets

March 2009 Ten Duets Digitalis Industries ltd#60 (cass)

A1 Piano & Toy Piano
A2 Travel Guitar & Thundermachine
A3 Viola & Laptop
A4 Shaker & Kalimba
A5 Pump Organ & Handbells
B1 Violin & Mouth
B2 Mandolin & Theremin
B3 Field Recorder & Postcard Weevil
B4 Nylon Guitar & Violin
B5 Banjo & Piano

Dearest listener,

This here is a little collection of ten duets, each one for a different pair of instruments. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen. I'd like to dedicate these songs to lazy days, my cat Freyr, procrastination, and Mr. Brad E. Rose. Music is a funny thing. And these songs are certainly no exception. This project began as a way to try and put the last of my polaroid film to good use. It's getting more and more expensive, and harder to find every day! Please take care of yourselves, and of each other.

Peter Broderick

limited edition of 300.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Dakota Suite - The Night Just Keeps Coming In

March 2009 Dakota Suite - The Night Just Keeps Coming In Navigators Yard NY001 (cd, download)

The End Of Trying remixed by:

1. one day without harming you - machinefabriek
2. this failing sea - peter broderick
3. hands swollen with grace - jasper leyland
4. a quietly gathering tragedy - hauschka
5. all the love I had was not enough - elegi
6. very early one morning on old road - deaf center
7. the end of trying part I - arve henricksen
8. the end of trying part II - greg haines
9. the end of trying part III - hannu
10. the end of trying part IV - tape
11. een langzaam lekkende wond - swod
12. the night keeps coming in - the boats
13. how could you let me go - jacaszek
14. second hand light - emanuele errante
15. things we lost along the way - loscil
16. z-cars - nick hawley

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

M. Ward - Hold Time

February 2009 M. Ward - Hold Time Merge Records MRG323/4AD CAD2904 (lp, cd, download)

1. For Beginners 2:47
2. Never Had Nobody Like You 2:26
3. Jailbird 2:31
4. Hold Time 3:05
5. Rave On 3:35
6. To Save Me 3:01
7. One Hundred Million Years 2:11
8. Stars of Leo 3:18
9. Fisher of Men 3:12
10. Oh Lonesome Me 6:05
11. Epistemology 3:49
12. Blacke's View 2:29
13. Shangri-La 2:20
14. Outro (I'm a Fool to Want You) 3:47

M. Ward - Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Lucinda Williams - Vocals
David Campbell - Cello
Bill Ritchie - Upright Bass
Allison Stewart - Viola
Mike Mogis - Mandolin, Percussion, Keyboards, Bells
Jason Lytle - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Than Luu - Percussion
Rachel Blumberg - Percussion
Mike Coykendall - Bass, Percussion
Tom Hagerman = Strings, Violin
Zooey Deschanel - Vocals
Peter Broderick - Strings (03, 04, 09)
Adam Selzer - Percussion
Heather Broderick - Violin (10)