Savage Peace - Projects in Electronica


Tristan Teng


Tristan started learning classical piano at the age of 8., studying at the Royal Conservatory of Music.  He also studied Jazz and Big Band style trombone playing. In his early teens, Tristan became interested in the rapidly developing field of electronic synthesis.  Money was tight and he had to satisfy himself with building crude sound generators from electronic components.  By the age of 17 he was able to buy his first synthesizer, an Arp Odyssey. Some his earliest musical influences were (and remain) J. S. Bach, Joni Mitchel and Kieth Jarret.

Davis Cremar


Davis began piano studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 9. One winter's day, he had a tobogganing accident and broke his right arm.  Since he could only play piano with his left hand, he chose to use the months of healing to work out the chord progressions for his favourite pop and R&B songs.  The accident turned out to be a blessing in disguise and marked the beginning of the road to becoming a song writer and music producer.  Over his tragically short lifetime, Davis wrote music for hundreds of television shows and produced recordings for dozens of Toronto based artists.  Davis passed away in 2014 after contracting brain cancer.  Both his talent and wit are greatly missed by all who knew him.

Savage Peace was conceived by Davis Cremar and Tristan Teng as a means of expressing their mutual love of music and electronic synthesis.  It was intended to be not so much a band as a series of projects that would bring together like-minded artists and provide an environment of creative synergy.

In their debut album JUSTICE, released in 2013, Davis and Tristan joined forces with Toronto-based singer-songwriter Erin Hunt as featured singer.  Hunt also stars in the music video for the track "Black Eyed Raven".