Tom Peters is known for his interpretations of contemporary music with a special interest in music for the double bass and electronics. He has previously performed the 4-hour solo based on Hanne Darboven's Wunschkonzert at the MAK Center in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His special performances at Regen Projects will be the first opportunity to hear the full concert while also viewing the artwork. The concert is divided into four one-hour Opuses, and Peters will play two of the four Opuses during each of the special Saturday afternoon performances. Including the performance at the opening reception, the concert will be performed twice in its entirety during the course of the exhibition. Peters has also recorded the Wunschkonzert for Los Angeles River Records and copies of the DVD will be available at the gallery.
Peters has been a member of the Southwest Chamber Music Ensemble Green since 1998 and is a member of Ensemble Green and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. He has commissioned solo works for the bass by composers such as Dennis Bathony-Kitsz, Ken Walicki, Eric Schwartz, Alex Shapiro, Mary Lou Newmark, Richard Derby, and Robin Cox. In 2008 Peters released a recording of John Cage's seminal work 26' 1.1499" for String Player with John Schneider performing Cage's 45' for a Speaker on the Tiger Barb Records label. He teaches double bass at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach, and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.