London, England, United Kingdom
Peter Gabriel is best known as a musician. He began his solo work in 1975 after leaving his group : Genesis. He has released eleven solo albums and written soundtracks for three films.
In 1980 he founded WOMAD, which has presented 150 festivals in over 40 countries. In 1989 he conceived of and co-founded WITNESS, pioneering the use of cameras and technology in Human Rights work. He also co-founded TheElders, which brings together an independent group of global leaders who work for peace and human rights.
Other interests have been innovative technology in digital media, music, audio and recently a visual language.