THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
G FORCE | PETER BUFANO

Music maximus

Circus band leader Peter Bufano keeps one eye on the act and the other on the musicians. Circus band leader Peter Bufano keeps one eye on the act and the other on the musicians. (Sarah Pollman)
By Katie Johnston Chase
Globe Staff / February 17, 2009

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

When you write music for the circus, you have some fairly unusual subject matter to deal with. Bandleader Peter Bufano has composed a creepy waltz for a sword swallower and penned a sexy, dangerous tango for a vixen who snaps a rose out of an audience member's mouth with a bullwhip. "I'm trying to chase the act the way music ... (Full article: 394 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass