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Peter Scartabello
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  • Wakefield, RI
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Peter Scartabello


  • 1.
    Around The Lake
  • 2.
    Dancer Opening
  • 3.
    Zombie Western
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  • 6.
    Returning Home
  • 7.
  • 8.
    Blood and Faux Fur
  • 9.
    Open Road
  • 10.
    Music Box Theme
  • 11.
  • 12.
    Crushed Under Steel
  • 13.
    Cold Heart
  • 14.
    You'll Never Catch Me
  • 15.
    Cast for String Quartet 3rd Movement
  • 16.
    Woodwind Quartet 2nd Movement
  • 17.
    Fermentation of Desire

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, film, web
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
contemporary classical
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Wakefield, RI
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Peter Scartabello (b. 1972, Providence Rhode Island) started composing at age 9. His early interest in computer composition brought about his first major work for orchestra and synthesizer in 1985-86, entitled Drochthamion Demonica. From 1990-91 he studied music theory and composition at Manhattanville College NY, where he also played percussion in the Manhattanville Symphony Orchestra. In 1991 he completed Two Symphonic Poems Op. 1, for orchestra. In that same year he studied percussion with George Goneconto at Rhode Island College. From 1992-95 Mr. Scartabello studied composition with Dary John Mizelle and Alvin Brehm at Purchase College NY, where he later received a BFA in classical composition. In 1993, his piece Confined Infinity (piano, flute, percussion and double bass), was performed at a concert at Purchase College under the artistic direction of renowned percussionist Raymond DeRoches. Mr. Scartabello also took part in the 1995 Purchase College Computer Music Forum, where his piece Electro-Magma Op. 3 (bass clarinet and tape) was performed. The piece was also broadcast on The Latest Score, 92.1 WOMR FM, Provincetown MA.. In 2004, the piece Threshold (5 Bb clarinets) was commissioned by clarinettist Sarah Ladd and was world premiered later that year by her ensemble at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In 2006, the Warwick Symphony Orchestra (Rhode Island) commissioned Mr. Scartabello to compose his Symphony No. 2 to honour their 40th aniversary. Later that year guitarist William Maker commissioned Mr. Scartabello to write the piece Difference Engine for two classical guitars. The piece was premiered that year by William Maker and Eric Christiansen at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Mr. Scartabello is currently living in South Kingstown Rhode Island and teaches percussion and piano at the Knapp School of Music in Peace Dale Rhode Island.

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At 2:31pm on October 28, 2009, Leoncio Lara Bon said…

Thanks so much for your most kind words, I hope we can stay in touch and would love to chat about tech stuff any time.


At 2:12pm on October 27, 2009, Leoncio Lara Bon said…
Thanks for connecting Peter,

I loved your music, specially your Memorial. Hope to hear more of your work soon!

At 4:09pm on October 18, 2009, Roman Korotin said…
Peter, let me say - you keep very pure talent !!! Great music, but Dancer blew me away!!! Splendid!
At 1:27pm on October 7, 2009, Donny Pike said…
Aloha and thanks for the friend request. I like your work
At 1:27pm on October 7, 2009, Jessica Sibelman said…
I've been out of college since 2008--- I actually quit music from my junior year of college to a few months ago! I was working in marketing at a firm.. but realized I missed music too much! I formed the orchestra ( and now getting back into writing and playing. You can send me your quintet at I look forward to checking it out!
At 12:52pm on October 7, 2009, Jessica Sibelman said…
lol- thanks for the advice-- the one nice thing is that I do have an orchestra, and they are all about my age range so we are all friends.. so if I ever need a HUGE favor, I have people that can help me!

Where are you? I love to read/perform pieces!

- Jessica
At 9:43am on October 7, 2009, Jessica Sibelman said…
Hi Peter-

Thank you for your kind words! Any advice for a rookie-composer? I am trying to expand my horizons in terms of style, etc. Look forward to keeping in touch!

- Jessica
At 6:19am on February 3, 2009, John Doryk said…
Thank you for your kind comments. As a matter of fact, I use both live instruments, ensembles, and virtual instruments.


John Doryk
film composer/sound designer
Night Sky Music Sound Design
At 1:13pm on February 1, 2009, Joshua Jonitz said…
Thanks for your nice words!!
Beautifull music yours.
Good luck from Spain

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