Peter Helms (1980) Composer and producer.
In 2011 Peter Helms graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he studied sound engineering (Tonmeister Bachelor Degree) and composition (Master Degree) with composers Bent Sørensen, Hans Abrahamsen, Niels Rosing-Schow and Hans Peter Stubbe Teglbjærg, as well as film scoring with Hans-Erik Philip at The National Film School of Denmark.
Peter grew up in Russia (85-90) and Latvia (90-2003), where he studied composition with Juris Karlsons at The Latvian National Music Academy in Riga. Here, Peter had over 30 performances of new music works, released 3 CD’s (1999-2002) as composer and lead singer/guitarist in the band “Aparats” (Baltic Records Group). The love of the eastern European culture has been a major influence on the artistic work since. Peter has as of 2003 had his professional career in Copenhagen as a composer and producer.
Peter Helms's music spans a range of genres, from sheet music in constellations from chamber music to orchestral works and electro-acoustic sound installations (most recently "The Kakodrome" for 21 remote controlled guitars and reverberation) performed on festivals as Spark festival in Minneapolis (US), “Clash festival” (DK), “Pulsar Festival”(DK) “New Music Days” (DK), and "Avant-garde to the present day " in St. Petersburg (Russia).
The music portfolio includes work for Film and Animation (Kamikaze film, JPS Studio and others) and program music (most recently music for the national "Safe Traffic Council’s” web-platform. “Dating.dk”, and “Viasat TV3”) As well as professional pop and indie music releases.
During the career, Peter Helms has enjoyed reverence for his goal of bringing to life an imaginative blend of kitsch, futurism and Eastern European minimalism (most recently Monrad & Helms).
Peter has worked with various ensembles such as Sjælands Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Erimitage-Orchestra, Ensemble Recherche, Corona Guitar quartet and the Messer quartet. Soloists such as Janne Thomsen, Elina Valhala, Volkmar Zimmerman and directors as Anika Berg, Ali Abbasi, Kira Richards Hansen and Nils Skapans, The International collaborations have led to numerous performances in Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia and the United States.
Peter Helms is a member of the Danish Composers society.
Peter Helms is co-founder of the recording studio "Studiet på Frederiksberg" where he has his daily work as a composer and producer.