Peter Meanwell is artistic director of Borealis, a festival for experimental music in Bergen, Norway. Commissioning and working with new composition, sound art and improvisation, he is interested in work that renegotiates the concert experience, and music that falls between the genre gaps. As a journalist he has written for the Wire and Songlines, and for 10 years worked as a radio producer for the BBC; working primarily with classical and experimental music broadcasting, documentary making and ethnographic field recording.
He continues to work with radio, as co-director of Reduced Listening, an independent production company working with cultural documentary, sound installation and sound for the visual arts. He is a co-author of The Breakfast Bible, a compendium of breakfasts (2013) .