Peter Kiesewalter

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Peter Kiesewalter
Binary Rhyme East Village Opera Company Keyboardist Peter Kiesewalter.jpg
Keyboardist Peter Kiesewalter at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival 2006
Born Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Residence New York City, New York
Citizenship Canadian
Occupation multi-instrumentalist
Musical career
Genres folk-rock, jazz, classical
Instruments saxophone, clarinet, keyboards, accordion
Years active 1980s–present
Associated acts Angstones, Fat Man Waving, East Village Opera Company

Peter Kiesewalter is a Canadian arranger and multi-instrumentalist who plays sax, clarinet, keyboard, and accordion.


In the 1990s, Kiesewalter was a member of the Ottawa-based bands Fat Man Waving[1] and Angstones,[2] both diverse and genre-defying bands that blended folk, jazz and pop music influences. He played piano, keyboards, accordion and clarinet with Fat Man Waving, and reeds and accordion with the Angstones. His bandmates in the two bands included Rebecca Campbell, Fred Guignon, Ian Mackie and James Stephens in Fat Man Waving, and Mackie, Kurt Walther, Rob Frayne and John Geggie in the Angstones.

Kiesewalter is a member of the East Village Opera Company (EVOC), a rock group co-founded by vocalist Tyley Ross and Kiesewalter, both Canadians.[3] Vocalist AnnMarie Milazzo was then recruited to provide female vocals. EVOC includes eight other members: two guitarists, a bassist, a percussionist, and a string quartet. EVOC could be described as a cover band whose niche is traditional operatic pieces that are then arranged to reflect more modern musical stylings.

EVOC has been on hiatus since 2010 as Kiesewalter started work on a new project he calls Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata (BRO) to cover songs from The Sound of Music with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.[4]


  1. ^ "Fat Man Waving goodbye". Ottawa Citizen, June 3, 1996.
  2. ^ "Peter Kiesewalter loves Prague, the Cookie Monster, and his own record". Ottawa Citizen, November 8, 2008.
  3. ^ East Village Opera Company – Bio
  4. ^ "The Sound of Music Mashup; Peter Kiesewalter's new band pays very funky homage to the classic musical score". Ottawa Citizen, November 2, 2011.