In this episode of the podcast, we're joined by Brian Peters. Brian was a member of seven-time Grammy Award winner Paul Wertico's band for ten years. Plays 15 instruments, has played over 3600 gigs, has released 19 solo records and produced an additional 41, has worked as an audio engineer for 20 years. Co-hosted a radio show on WLFM 87.7 FM. Published 29 video games and pieces of software. Worked as an independent filmmaker and film composer, has worked in the biomedical field for 8 years, and has invented 10 brand new analog audio effects and designed their respective circuits and manufacturing processes, including a circuit once reviewed as "the best low noise buffer/eq circuit ever designed" and "the single most important secret weapon for an electric guitarist".
Brian was also home schooled, is an Eagle Scout, suffers from two life altering neurological disabilities, and has battled significant mental illness his entire life. We discuss the importance of identifying your own strengths and weaknesses, the role art and science can play in our world, and the importance of resisting the urge to categorize and quantize the world around you.
Some of the video games Brian has released in the last 3 years, including the referenced "Videos, Please":
Steganography by Grand Theft Marmot (Grand Theft Marmot is one of Brian's solo music monikers)
Spotify and YouTube links:
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op.74 "Pathétique" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Brian's favorite version - The 1965 New York Philharmonic album conducted by Leonard Bernstein)
Lamentate by Arvo Pärt (Brian's favorite version - The 2005 debut album with The London Sinfonietta conducted by Alexander Briger)
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