Peter Rundquist

music composition for film




composer / sound designer / guitarist / engineer / producer

Peter Rundquist left a stint on Wall Street many years ago to pursue a career in music. He has lent his originality and vision to a number of film and television projects including CLIO award-winning advertising and original music for the Disney Channel, ESPN, the BBC and Nickelodeon. Recently he has composed scores for The Great War, which premiered on the PBS series American Experience, and the award-winning documentary Buck, about the true Horse Whisperer. He recently scored the PBS’  Frontline series “Confronting Isis” which was awarded a Peabody and an Emmy

As co-founder of the instrumental group Zoar, he co-wrote and produced several albums for the Philip Glass label Point Records. 

While engineering and producing Straight From The Delta, a CD of delta blues field recordings performed by legendary Mississippi artists, he became enamored with the exploration and performance of folk and roots music. Past projects have included sessions with notable blues and Folk artists ranging from Corey Harris to Taj Mahal, Dr. John and B.B. King.

As an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, he is constantly seeking new and unique stringed instruments for use in his compositions. In his spare time he hones his claw-hammer banjo technique. 

He was recently awarded an artist's residency at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. 




Frontline (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 - Confronting Isis (2016)
 - Inside Assad's Syria (2015)
The New Yorker Presents (TV Series documentary) (2016)
American Experience (TV Series documentary) (8 episodes)

-Sealab (2018)
- The Great War (2017)
- Space Men (2016)
- The Big Burn (2015)
- 1964 (2014)
- Grand Coulee Dam (2012)
- Custer's Last Stand (2012)
- Panama Canal (2011)
- Roads to Memphis (2010)
The Anthropologist (Documentary)  2015
Echoes from the Attic (Documentary short)  2015
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Built to Last? (2013)
- Created Equal (2013)
- It's a Free Country (2013)
- A More Perfect Union (2013)
Extreme by Design (TV Movie documentary)  2013
Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (Documentary) 2012
Mothers of Bedford (Documentary)  2011
The New Recruits (Documentary)  2010
College Boys Live (Documentary)  2009
Oobi 2003-2005


Zoar - Cassandra ::       Phillip Glass' Point Records

Zoar-  Bloodlit Dark ::    Phillip Glass' Point Records
Zoar-   Clouds Without Water ::   Phillip Glass' Point Records
Sounds of Monhegan ::
Bugfeathers ::
The Confronted ::