Peter Edwards is an American artist, musician, and teacher. He has been exploring the field of circuit bending and experimental musical electronics since 2000 through his business Casperelectronics. He performs regularly under the same name.
Edwards received a BFA in sculpture from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2000 and a MFA in music from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2014.
In 2005 he developed the creative electronics department at Hampshire College where he taught Creative Electronics for 2 years. Over the past decade he has taught electronics workshops across the US and Europe and written DIY electronics tutorials for numerous publications including MAKE magazine. He currently teaches Electronics For Artists at The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (NL). Alongside teaching he designs musical electronic instruments and kits which are sold through his website casperelectronics.com.
Edwards has performed, taught workshops and spoken on the topic of circuit bending and creative electronics at MIT’s Media Lab, Hasbro Toys, Hampshire College, Skidmore College, New York University, Bloomfield University, Long Beach University, Georgie Southern University and at new media festivals around the world including The Piksel Festival (Bergen, Norway), The OFFF Festival and Pixel Festival (Paris, France), Sequences Festival (Reykjavik, Iceland) and yearly at the Bent Festival (New York & LA, USA).
Edwards’ sculptural work has been shown at the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY), Green Gallery (YALE University, New Haven, CT), West Hall Gallery (RPI, Troy, NY) ABC no Rio (New York, NY), Lost Horse Gallery (Reykjavik, Iceland), Hans Wies Gallery (Manchester, CT) and more.