Summer Projects 2014

Lots of accordion related projects and performances upcoming:

  • June 10, 5pm – Performing solo accordion music in Bryant Park, NYC as part of the Accordions Around the World Festival.
  • June 21, 2pm, 5pm– Performing solo accordion at 2pm and quartet music at 5pm in City Hall Park, NYC.  Classical, jazz, contemporary music, and more – with Robert Duncan, Mayumi Miyaoka, and Denise Koncelik as part of the Make Music NY day.
  • July 15, 5pm – back in Bryant Park again playing more accordion quartet music with Mayumi Miyaoka, Robert Duncan, and Denise Koncelik as part of the Accordions Around the World Festival.
  • Aug 1-3, 7pm each day – Performing on William Schimmel’s Master Class and Concert Series 2014 at the Tenri Cultural Institute. I’ll be doing several solo performances including a new composition of my own, Paganini’s In There Somewhere, as well as some ragtime accordion and a classic work by Carmelo Pino.
  • Sept 9 – Official release on Naxos Records of Oberlin Conservatory’s recording of my piece for piano and electronics, ElectroSonata:Spontaneous Combustion, performed by the incredible Thomas Rosenkranz. Available in Blue-Ray surround as well as stereo!
  • Late Sept 2014 – Working a new piece for violin and piano to be premiered by Gregory Fulkerson; based on afro-Cubans rhythms inspired by Peter’s recent professional research trip to Havana, Cuba with the American Composers Forum. Performances in Ohio, Delaware, and (hopefully) NYC.

Thanks for your interest! Hope to see you at a performance soon!

Sheetflow Songs Sept. 20

September 20, 2013
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

by Peter Flint, Ben Kaplan, and Dorothy Simpson Krause

Sheetflow Songs – “Halfway” from Peter Flint/Avian Orchestra on Vimeo.

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
The Cell NYC

338 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

TICKETS: General admission tickets are available for $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Buy tickets online here now:

On Friday, Sept. 20th, 2013, Ben Kaplan and I will present a special live performance of Sheetflow Songs, our extended song cycle without words for accordion, electric guitar, electronics, and video. In addition, the program will open with a set of music by pianist/composer Andrew Shapiro with violinist Gregory Fulkerson.

You can listen to a recording of Sheetflow Songs online here:


Sheetflow Songs

June 22, 2012
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Peter Flint & Ben Kaplan

Friday, June 22, 2012

571 Projects
551 West 21st Street at 11th Avenue, Unit 204A
New York City

Admission: Free!!!

For the past several months, guitarist Ben Kaplan and I have been collaboratively composing music inspired by Dorthothy Simpson Krause’s gorgeous series of photographs of the Everglades, entitled River of Grass. On June 22 at 7:30pm, we will be performing the fruits of our labors in the presence of the artwork at 571 Projects in Chelsea, NYC. I will be playing accordion with electronics while Ben will be performing on guitar and synthesizer.

“Sheetflow” is a term referring to the broad wide slow flow of water through the Everglades, and in a loose way our music mirrors this slow massive flowing. For Ben, whose background is in post-metal music and for me, coming from a classical tradition, this is a significant stylistic departure that takes us both into new and unexpected musical territory. This short set of wordless songs is our only scheduled performance of this music at the moment so don’t miss this chance to hear it!

571 Projects is a lovely pocket-sized art gallery in Chelsea in just about the last building of artists studios left in Manhattan. Unfortunately this is the last show at this gallery as the building is slated to be torn down in September to make way for more luxury condos. Gallery owner, Sophie Brechu West, has really poured her heart and soul into the place. Please come out and show your support for the space, the art and the music at this one of a kind event.

Admission is FREE!
But space is limited so please RSVP to [email protected] so we have a rough headcount and enough seating in place.

April 28 with Oberlin Alumni

April 28, 2012
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Peter Flint to perform
with Oberlin Conservatory Alumni

Peter Flint, composer and accordionistSaturday, April 28, 2012


Dimenna Center
Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 West 37th Street
New York City, NY

On Saturday, April 28, I will be performing my composition, Vegetative Statesfor solo accordion and electronics on a program of music by Oberlin Conservatory of Music alumni. I premiered this piece last fall with The Avian Orchestra to strong response and I have extended and reworked it for this upcoming performance.It will be a widely varied evening of great music and performances by a number of very talented Oberlin alumni. The program will have something for everyone, ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz to folk/pop. I will be performing first on the concert, which starts at 7:30pm, so don’t be late if you don’t want to miss me!Best of all is the ticket price – ABSOLUTELY FREE, thanks to the generosity of Oberlin and its alumni. Even better, your ticket price includes a reception with food and drink afterwards! You do not have to have attended Oberlin to go, but they would like to know roughly how many are coming though, so if you would like to attend, please visit the following link to RSVP:RSVP for the OBERLIN NYC CELEBRATION CONCERT!!(If you have any trouble responding via this link, email me through the Contact link at the top right of this page  and I will add you to the list myself.)

“Vegetative States” with The Avian Orchestra

September 26, 2011
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

The Avian Orchestra returned this fall with a lush new program of music about plants. World premieres from Bret BatteyMax DuykersPeter Flint, and Jonathan Newman as well as new arrangements for the group by Michael Gandolfi from his acclaimed symphony The Garden of Cosmic Speculation. The orchestra performinged against a backdrop of video created by the composers with other collaborators. An evening of fun, progressive, and approachable new music with something for everyone. 

September 24, 2011, 8:00pm

The Barn at Flint Woods
205 Center Meeting Road
Greenville, Delaware

September 26, 2011, 8:00pm

The Cell
338 W. 23rd Street (bet. 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, NY

Bret Battey-Clonal Colonies preview from Peter Flint/Avian Orchestra on Vimeo.


NY Times review of performance of Terry Riley’s IN C

July 4, 2011

This past weekend I had the great honor of playing accordion with a mixed chamber orchestra performing Terry Riley’s IN C as part of the Rite of Summer concert series on Governor’s Island. We put on two great performances and got a very nice write up in the NY TImes. See the link below for the review, in which I was very pleased to see my accordion playing mentioned. Special thanks to Blair McMillen for organizing this and bringing me on board!   Rite Of Summer IN C NY Times Review

PF Trio Preview at The Tank

January 25, 2011
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Don’t wait until Feb 5 to hear the Peter Flint Trio again!

We’ve just been booked last minute on an informal showcase of Oberlin Conservatory  composers, past and present.  The Trio, including Peter, Andrew Sterman, and Arash Amini, will play about 15 minutes of music from our upcoming program. Expect to hear some of Peter’s accordion etudes, and perhaps one or two of his other works for the trio.

This evening will feature an informal presentation of work by students and faculty, both current and former, from the TIMARA program. The event serves as the focal point for four students (Meade Bernard, Sam Fisher, Gabe Stewart, and Eli Stine) and one faculty member (Tom Lopez) who have been working at Harvestworks Studios this month. There will be live acoustic, electronic & computer music, video, and interactive art. Many alums and friends of the department have been invited to participate


The Tank (
354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Doors open at 6pm
Performances start around 7pm.

Tickets $5 at the door.

John Brown Opera Project: Purged By Blood

The John Brown Cycle (2005, 20′) for soprano, tenor, bass/baritone w/ piano or chamber ensemble is preview excerpt from Peter Flint’s forthcoming opera about the abolitionist John Brown. Purged By Blood: an internet opera will be released in serialized form, hopefully soon.

Bellowing at Art: New trio music

October 22, 2010
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Peter Flint and friends play new trio music for accordion, cello, and woodwinds at

551 West 21st Street, Unit 204A
New York, NY

Peter Flint, assisted by Avian Orchestra musicians Arash Amini (cello) and Alfonso Sturgeon (woodwinds), will premiere new music for his accordion trio at the intimate 571Projects gallery in Chelsea. Expect a quirky and engaging musical evening surrounded by edgy contemporary art as Peter puts his new-found accordion skills to the test and delves into new creative territory.

Purchase tickets now.

Double Speaking

November 21, 2009
8:00 pm

Double Speaking (world premiere) for guitar and flute
performed by the Taggart-Grycky Duo

Gore Recital Hall, University of Delaware
Louise and David Roselle Center for the Arts (CFA)
(on Orchard Road, between Winslow Road & Kent Way)
Newark, Delaware

Admission: FREE

Eileen Grycky and Christiaan Taggart will be premiering my newest piece, Double Speaking, which is loosely inspired by some of the Latin American folk music I have been immersed in recently. It’s a virtuosic and fun composition. I’m completely looking forward to hearing them grapple with it!