Peter Peters

Maastricht University


Peter Peters (Amsterdam, 1960) specialised in a combination of scientific and practice-based research in the arts. He studied sociology and philosophy at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen after which he worked as a classical music journalist for, amongst others, NRC Handelsblad; he was also editor in chief of Mens en Melodie. In 2003, he completed his PhD at Maastricht University with a dissertation on travel in technological cultures. From 2007 to 2013, in addition to his position as a university lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) at Maastricht University, he was professor at the research centre of the Arts Faculty at Zuyd Hogeschool. His published works include Klankwerelden. De twintigste eeuw van Reinbert de Leeuw (Sound Worlds – The 20th Century of Reinbert de Leeuw) and, together with Maaike Meijer and Jac van den Bogaard, Rieu. Maestro zonder grenzen (Rieu. Maestro without Borders). Currently, Peters manages the NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) Smart Culture project Artful Participation. Doing Artistic Research with Symphonic Music Audiences.

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