Peter Knude is a songwriter and visual artist based in Denmark who merges art with music. His music career started at just 12 as a soloist in Copenhagen Boys Choir that toured the world singing classical music. He starred in an Opera Nord production about the gruesome renaissance knight and alchemist Gilles de Rais and quickly understood the burdens of child prodigies who are used as objects for adult entertainment. Early on, he chose to depart from this toxic music environment that also encouraged heteronormative values he did not share. He left it to find other ways of creating music and therefore need to write and produces everything himself. He found that combining art and songwriting can help towards realising new horizons of both uncompromised artistic integrity, and with high esteem for ethical choices. Since graduation as an artist from Goldsmiths in London, he has written, produced and independently released two cmusic records in official collaboration with the Danish Armed Forces that tries to find new ways of making space for emotional intimacy between men. His latest release The Anti-Terror Album, is fighting terror in all its forms by confronting the Danish state with it’s imperialistic storytelling. The music album has been acquired as new cultural heritage in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (DK) and received wide critical acclaim as best new music by the magazine American Songwriter.
He is currently working on his first intimately personal record that brings a jungian perspective to a broken heart and paints a landscape of how a tender, gay spirituality is a yet-to-be harvested ressource in society.
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