Peter Valsamis

Peter Valsamis, percussionist with Trance Mission, has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Asia and North America, performing with Steve Lacy, Cecil Taylor, Malcolm Goldstein, Don Preston. and the trio Sound on Survival (featuring Marco Eneidi and Lisle Ellis). An accomplished dumbek player, he performs frequently with various Middle Eastern ensembles in the bay area. Valsamis' electroacoustic endeavors include soundtracks for films, music production and engineering. Valsamis received his M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, William Winant, and Leo Smith, and received the prestigious Hellman Scholarship in Performance.

Back to Top