Adam Peters is a British composer and musician whose works include the 2018 Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature ICARUS as well as BROKEN SOLDIER, SNOWDEN, SAVAGES, OLIVER STONE’S UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, PADDINGTON, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, and albums “Ocean Rain” (Echo And The Bunnymen) and “Daybreaker” (Beth Orton).
Adam’s film music is known for its wide variety of sound and emotions, combining orchestral writing with analogue electronics and electric cello.
Originally a cellist and keyboard player, Adam began his musical journey playing with the band Echo And The Bunnymen. Their album “Ocean Rain” is considered one of the top 20 most influential British albums of all time. Mixing orchestral arrangements, multi tracked cello, and electronics, he further developed his writing and arranging with bands in London and New York. Much sought after as a musician, he became a crucial part of the UK music scene while still in his teens, playing keyboards and cello with bands as diverse as The Triffids, The Flowerpot Men, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Mercury Rev, The Dream Academy, and Beth Orton.
After this came a full time move to the USA, where the creative community embraced Adam’s unique sensibility and flair at writing music to picture. Oliver Stone was the first to recognize his talents and their partnership spanned several years, 2 feature movies, two documentaries and a 10-part TV series. Adam also worked extensively on projects such as PADDINGTON, THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN, RANGO, CRAZY STUPID LOVE and I LOVE YOU, PHILLIP MORRIS. These movies showcase his diverse talents, from left-field electronics to full orchestral writing. His modernist and classical scores for documentaries including SAND CASTLE, THE YELLOW BIRDS, and THE DISSIDENT have received much praise for their original voice.