Peter Wise grew up playing music in Stockbridge, MA and studied percussion at SUNY Stony Brook and the Eastman School of Music, where he received the school’s first certificate in World Music.  Currently splitting his time between Brooklyn and the Berkshires, he plays with an eclectic array of ensembles including Newspeak, Oliphant, JG Thirlwell's Maxorexia, The Exhaust Ensemble and Banana Bag and Bodice's award-winning production Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage.  He is one of the co-founding artistic directors of The Berkshire Fringe in Great Barrington, MA, a festival of all new theater, music and dance now in its 7th season.  Peter also founded Square Candy Design, specializing in website design services with many clients in the New York music and non-profit communities.