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 and Nickelodeon. Most 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. His score for The Constitution premiered on PBS to coincide with the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution.
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 artists ranging from Corey Harris to Taj Mahal 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 banjo frailing.
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)
- 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
Zoar - Cassandra :: Phillip Glass' Point Records
Zoar- Bloodlit Dark :: Phillip Glass' Point Records
Zoar- Clouds Without water :: Phillip Glass' Point Records
Sounds of Monhegan ::
The Confronted ::