Peter Burton

Suoni Per Il Popolo

Peter Burton is a music curator, artist manager, and arts administrator who focuses on Free Jazz, New Music, Sound Art and Folk/Popular Music from around the world. In 2020, he co-founded Arts in the Margins with Eric Lewis.  Burton uses his organizational, creative, and curatorial skills to support musicians that challenge conventional thinking and to create spaces for musicians and listeners to share inspired musical experiences. Between 2006 and 2021, he was the executive director of Montreal’s Suoni Per Il Popolo, a groundbreaking music festival that mixed music genres, developed diverse audiences, and gained widespread recognition inside and outside of Canada.