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Peter Tracy is a writer, musician, and educator based in Seattle, Washington. As a performer and teacher, his practice seeks to find a balance between experimentation, intuition, tradition, and craft, whether on stage or in the practice room. Peter's writing has appeared in VAN, Variable West, The Public Domain Review, Second Inversion, and Clef Notes. He is currently a staff writer for A Closer Listen, and in March 2022, he launched Everyone and I, an online newsletter and publication centered on problems of artisti and musical meaning. 

Peter's debut musical project, Lines and Planes, is an electroacoustic piece stitching together audio recorded throughout 2020 and 2021. Following up this project, he released Three Places, an experiment in field recordings and sparsity. In 2022, his debut piece as a composer, For Sophie, was premiered by percussionist Sophie Schmidt.

Peter graduated from the University of Washington in 2020 with degrees in Music and English Literature, studying cello with Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir and completing a thesis on the novels of Karl Ove Knausgaard under the direction of Mark Patterson. In January of 2020, he presented his research on the composer Charles Ives at the Modern Language Association conference with Tyler Babbie, PhD. 

Alongside his academic work, Peter has been active in the Seattle music scene, having performed with ensembles such as the Harry Partch Ensemble, Seattle Philharmonic Strings, the UW Modern Music Ensemble, and Scrambler. He currently performs as a duo with percussionist Aaron Michael Butler and teaches cello and piano to private students of all ages.

For inquiries about lessons, booking, or article commissions, please email:

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