Peter Blanchette, Archguitar
February 4, 2024, 3:00 pm
Peter Blanchette is known around the world as the inventor of the 11-string archguitar. He is a guitarist, composer, arranger and conductor and has released 17 albums of performance on the archguitar on the Dorian label and his own imprint, Archguitar Music. His albums receive heavy radio airplay. He performs and records in solo recital and together with Mané Lareggla (of Madrid, Spain) as Archguitar Duo. Blanchette is a veteran performer who has appeared on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
Peter is a recipient of the Massachusetts Council Artist Grant in Music Composition. As a composer his music has been featured in films and television for over 20 years. Credits: HBO’s Sex and the City, Cannes Palme D’Or nominated film Illuminata, (directed by John Turturro), and commissions from the Dingle Film Festival and the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts for new scores to three of Buster Keaton’s silent masterpieces.