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Gemma Peacocke

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Gemma Peacocke


Gemma Peacocke (b. 1984) is a New Zealander composer currently living in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Before moving to the U.S. Ms. Peacocke worked in arts administration and project management for almost a decade. She's lived in Austria, England, France, and Japan. In addition to her music degrees, she also has a degree in English literature, and any time she gets to interact with writers and theatre people she finds herself in her happy place. She also studied industrial design and mostly uses the skills she learned to design posters and draw pictures of dogs.

Along with Shelley Washington, she's co-founder of Kinds of Kings, a composer collective focused on amplifying under-heard voices and producing immersive and transporting new music shows. Kinds of Kings is an artist-in-residence at National Sawdust in 2019-2020 with their season, Equilibrium and Disturbance.

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