what is this all about?
My name is Peter Lutek; I am a musician in Toronto, Canada.
Most of my performing lately is as a reed instrumentalist specializing in improvised music. I frequently use electronics in performance, as a way to extend and modify acoustic sounds. You can find me playing with Tom Richards' Riverrun, the Avi Granite:6, and Shahab Bradaran's Circle Band.
Besides performing, I'm active as a sound engineer. I was session engineer, editor, and mixer for all of the recordings of the 40 Fingers saxophone quartet. I've also made a number of recordings over the last 20 years with David Mott, Joseph Petric, and Tom Richards. I was delighted to mix and master the critically acclaimed debut recording by Rob Mosher's Storytime, entitled The Tortoise.
For many years, I studied classical bassoon performance, including some time at the University of Toronto and the Banff Centre. Since then I've also been playing clarinets and saxophones, composing, and exploring electronic sound design.
Over the years, I've been involved with New Music Concerts (Toronto), NUMUS (Waterloo), the Art of Time Ensemble, David Buchbinder, Andrew Downing, David Occhipinti, and the Freddie Stone Ensemble. Two ensembles which have been major parts of my life are the 40 Fingers saxophone quartet and the Toronto-based collective, Composers Workshop. More recently, I led my own quintet, ENGINE.