Peter Bufano is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He's written original scores for The Big Apple Circus ("40th Anniversary" and "Grand Tour"), The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus ("Cardboard and Duct Tape Spectacular", "My Last Circus", and "From The Gutter To The Glitter"), Circus Smirkus ("Alice", "Pinocchio", "Zoot Suit Caper", and "Midnight at the Museum") , and Spiegelworld ("Nocturne" NYC, Edinburgh, and Los Angeles Productions). His 2011 score for the PBS documentary Circus Dreams won an ASCAP Plus award.
His original music has appeared recently in the National Endowment For The Arts Podcast as well as on stage accompanying international circus and variety artists in New York, Los Angeles, The Chicago International Circus Festival, and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He is the founder of Cirkestra, a circus pit-band for which he composed and produced seven releases. The troupe has toured the United States performing hundreds of shows in and out of the big top including performances at The Kennedy Center, The Seattle Art Museum, and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
Bufano composed the score for the feature documentary Circus Kid ( on AMC/Sundance Now). His quirky instrumentals can be heard on Network and Cable TV around the globe. Shows such as NBC's America's Got Talent and The Today Show have featured his work.
Bufano teaches Film Scoring at The Berklee College of Music in Boston. He's a graduate of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College, Berklee College of Music, and The ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop at NYU.