Peter Bufano is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. He's written original scores for The Big Apple Circus (Current 2019 Production, "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", "Midnight at the Museum", and "Vaudeville") , and Spiegelworld ("Nocturne" NYC, Edinburgh, and Los Angeles Productions). His 2011 score for the PBS documentary Circus Dreams won an ASCAP Plus award.

"A Cardboard And Duct Tape Spectacular" : Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Photo - Maike Scchulz

"A Cardboard And Duct Tape Spectacular" : Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Photo - Maike Scchulz

Bufano is the founder of Cirkestraa 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. 

 

Peter Bufano and Nate Tucker playing "Duct Tape Duet". Photo: Maike Schulz

Peter Bufano and Nate Tucker playing "Duct Tape Duet". Photo: Maike Schulz

His 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 where he is a recipient of the 2018-2019 Newbury Comics Faculty Fellowship. 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.

Peter Bufano in the cast of "Nocturne" Las Vegas.

Peter Bufano in the cast of "Nocturne" Las Vegas.