You may not know the name Peter Calandra, but chances are that you’ve heard his original music, his film or television scores, his sports anthems, or his Broadway performances. This prolific New York City-based composer and keyboard player has been immersed in music for most of his life; he has scored over 50 films, and written over 2000 compositions for television broadcast.
Somehow, Calandra also finds time for personal creativity. His newest solo album, First Light is wonderfully diverse, spanning world music, jazz, contemporary jazz, new age, pop, and classical. The thread throughout is the lyrical expressiveness of the compositions and purity and purposefulness of the musicianship. Calandra’s prismatic experience and artistry allows him to authentically inhabit a multitude of genres, conjure up a diverse selection of moods and emotions, and work within a broad array of mediums.
“My goal is to create music that people love, while also fulfilling my artistic vision. I like painting pictures in sound. It is finding that space where craft and art converge that makes something memorable," says Calandra of his work.
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