BIOGRAPHY

Born into a musical family in New York, it seems only natural that Peter Golub would take to the arts. At just six years old, he began playing the piano. In high school, he developed a passion for theatre, forming a troupe with a classmates and directing and acting in adventurous plays. Peter has successfully parlayed this love of music and theatre into a career in dramatic music — one that has spanned the worlds of film, theatre, and concert music.

As an undergraduate at Bennington College, he studied composition with Henry Brant, a master orchestrator and pioneer of spatial music in the tradition of Charles Ives. In addition to his huge catalogue of works, Brant orchestrated film scores by Alex North, including A Streetcar Named Desire and Cleopatra. Golub’s piano studies with Lionel Nowak led him to traditional repertoire as well as twentieth century works. While continuing his studies to earn a Doctorate at the Yale School of Music, he studied composition with Toru Takemitsu and Jacob Druckman. His work and friendship with Takemitsu, who in addition to his concert works was the composer of a large body of film work, was pivotal in his development and continues to be an inspiration.

After Yale, Golub composed numerous scores and, in the process, worked with some of the giants of the downtown New York theatre scene. As a member of Joseph Chaikin’s Winter Project, he collaborated on several productions at La Mama. He also began a ten-year creative partnership with Charles Ludlam, becoming composer-in-residence at Ludlam’s legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company and writing scores for such works as The Mystery of Irma Vep, Galas, Salammbo, and The Artificial Jungle. He and Ludlam wrote the dramatic Production of Mysteries, which was performed by Lukas Foss and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He also worked on numerous shows with Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival, including Shakespeare in the Park productions of Twelfth Night and Othello. His ongoing collaboration with writer and director Moises Kaufman includes scores for Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project. He is a member of Kaufman’s Tectonic Theater Project and also worked with the noted performance artist Ethyl Eichelberger, composing and performing in Ariadne Obnoxious at the Joyce Theater.

Golub’s recent concert works include the 22 minute orchestral work in four movements ‘Sisyphus Rocks’ with a text by Gary Goldman, narrated by Norman Lear for the 2010 New Roads Concert series; ‘Dark Carols for Chorus and Orchestra’ (with text by Philip Littell, recorded on the ECM label); ‘Threaded Dances’ for flute and piano; ‘Three Interludes for guitar’ (recorded on Gasparao Records by Robert Phelps); ‘As Birds Do, Mother’ for ‘cello and oud; Trio for viola, bass and piano; and ‘A Schubert Journey’ for cello and marimba. His music has been performed by Tashi, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, The Jubal Trio, and numerous chamber groups and soloists. He has composed four ballet scores in collaboration with noted choreographer Peter Anastos: The Lost World, commissioned by Edward Villella for the Miami City Ballet; The Gilded Bat (story and designs by Edward Gorey, for Ballet West; performed at the Kennedy Center); Trianon (for the Atlanta Ballet); and Straight Through the Heart (for the Milwaukee Ballet). (see complete catalogue of works under “Concert”).

Peter Golub taught composition at Bennington College and Reed College. Since 1998 he has been the Director of the Sundance Film Music Program, where he runs the yearly Composers Lab, an intensive workshop for aspiring film composers. He was awarded the Classic Contribution Award by BMI and a 2008 Vision Award. He is also the recipient of a Charles Ives Scholarship (given by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters) as well as grants from the National Endowment of the Arts (Opera/Musical Theater Program), Meet-the-Composer, and New York Foundation for the Arts. He serves on the Board of the American Music Center.

Theatre
– Hedda Gabler Dir. Nicholas Martin, with Kate Burton; Broadway
– Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde Written and directed by Moises Kaufman, Mark Taper Forum and the Huntington Theatre
– Dinner with Friends By David Marguiles; Dir. Leonard Foglia The Old Globe, San Diego
– Camino Real By Tennessee Williams; Dir. Nicholas Martin; With Ethan Hawke, Hope Davis. Williamstown Theatre Festival
– Betty’s Summer Vacation By Christopher Durang. Playwrights Horizon, NY.
Ballet
– Trianon The Atlanta Ballet, choreography by Peter Anastos. (based on music by Rameau).
– The Lost World Commissioned by the Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella, Artistic Director
– The Gilded Bat Story and designs by Edward Gorey.
– Straight Throught the Heart Milwaukee Ballet (based on music by Jerome Kern).

FILM

LO AZUL DEL CIELO (2012)
Stars: Aldemar Correa, Maria Gaviria
Director: Juan Uribe
Producer: Juan Uribe

AUDREY (2012)
Manchego Pictures, Chill Entertainment
Stars: Sybil Temtchine, Edward Asner, Ed Quinn
Director: Dean Pollack
Executive Producers: Brian Altounian, Effie Brown, Mónica G. Pi, Gill Holland, Dean Janes, Gina La Piana, Ruth Vitale

THE PRESENCE OF JOSEPH CHAIKIN (Documentary (2012)
Stars: Sam Shepard, Will Patton, F. Murray Abraham
Director: Troy Word
Executive Producer: Troy Word

BLACK ROCK (2012)
Submarine Entertainment
Stars: Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth
Director: Katie Aselton
Executive Producers: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass

LOST FOREVER (Documentary) (2011)
Gravitas Docufilms
Stars: Robin Blaetz, Allen Daviau, Michael Gates
Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton
Producers: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton, Christine O’Malley

THESE AMAZING SHADOWS (Documentary) (2011)
Gravitas Docufilms
Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz
Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton
Executive Producer: Suzanne Chapot

ALMOST KINGS (2010)
Aqueous Reflection Films
Stars: Alex Russell, Billy Campbell, Thushari Jayasekera
Director: Philip G. Flores
Executive Producers: Pepito L. Flores, Randall Herman, Antonio Kaw

BARBERSHOP PUNK (Documentary) (2011)
Evil Twin Productions, This End Up Films
Stars: Janeane Garofalo, Henry Rollins, Ian MacKaye
Directors: Georgia Sugimura Archer, Kristen Armfield
Executive Producer: Anthony Dominici

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO (2010)
Magnolia Films, Participant Productions, Lawrence Bender Productions
Stars: Graham Allison, James Baker III, Bruce Blair
Director: Lucy Walker
Executive Producers: Bruce Blair, Matt Brown, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann

BOTTLEWORLD (2009)
Bottleworld Productions
Stars: Peter Appel, Lisbeth Bartlett, Anna Kamp
Director: Alexander Smith
Executive Producers: Meegan Insley, Thomas Karl

OUTRAGE (Documentary) (2009)
Chain Camera Pictures, Red Envelope Entertainment, The Sundance Institute
Stars: Barney Frank, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher
Director: Kirby Dick
Executive Producers: Bruce Brothers, Chad Griffin, Jason Janego, Tom Quinn,
Ted Sarandos, Kimball Stroud

SAVING GRACE B. JONES (2009)
Shane Productions
Stars: Tatum O’Neal, Michael Biehn, Penelope Ann Miller
Director: Connie Stevens
Executive Producers: Aylin Filiba, Ron Gell, Nesim Hason, Jak Kamhi

TRUE ADOLESCENTS (2009)
Furnace Films, The Group Entertainment, Unison Films
Stars: Mark Duplass, Melissa Leo
Director: Craig Johnson
Executive Producers: Gill Holland, Emanuel Michael

THE STRENGTH OF WATER (2009)
Filmwork Pandora Filmproduktion
Stars: Isaac Barber, Hato Paparoa, Melanie Mayall-Nahi
Director: Armagan Ballantyne
Executive Producer: Richard Fletcher

I.O.U.S.A. (Documentary) (2008)
O’Malley Creadon Productions
Stars: Robert Bixby, Warren Buffett
Director: Patrick Creadon
Executive Producers: Jon Carnes, Addison Wiggin

FROZEN RIVER (2008)
Frozen River Films
Stars: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Michael O’Keefe
Director: Courtney Hunt
Executive Producers: Charles S. Cohen, Donald A. Harwood

THE GREAT DEBATERS (2007)
The Weinstein Company, Harpo Films, Marshall Production
Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Nate Harpo
Director: Denzel Washington
Executive Producers: David Crockett, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein

SUBLIME (2007)
Warner Home Video, Raw Feed, Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment International
Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Kathleen York, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Director: Tony Krantz
Executive Producers: James G. Hirsch, Robert Papazian, Shawn Papazian, John Shiban

STOLEN (Documentary) (2006)
Precision LLC
Stars: Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott, Harold Smith
Director: Rebecca Dreyfus
Producer: Susannah Ludwig
<b>Award:</b> Avignon Film Festival UCMF Award Winner

WORDPLAY (Documentary) (2006)
Grinder Productions, O’Malley Creadon Productions, The Weinstein Company
Stars: Will Shortz, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart
Director: Patrick Creadon
Producer: Christine O’Malley

AMERICAN GUN (2005)
IFC
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker
Director: Aric Avelino
Executive Producers: Chris Adams, Holly Becker, Caroline Kaplan, Peter Schlessel, Jonathan Sehring, Jeff Skol

AMERICANO (2005)
Mark Edward Roberts Produtions, Americano LLC, Spirit Lake Pictures
Stars: Joshua Jackson, Leonor Varela, Timm Sharp
Director: Kevin Noland
Executive Producers: Michael Bircumshaw, Gustavo Ron

THE LOST CITY (2005)
Cineson, Lionsgate
Stars: Andy Garcia, Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray
Director: Andy Garcia
Executive Producers: Andy Garcia, Frank Mancuso, Jr.

SUNSET STORY (Documentary) (2005)
Gabbert/Libresco Productions
Stars: Lucille Alpert, Irja Lloyd
Director: Laura Gabbert
Producers: Laura Gabbert, Caroline Libresco, Eden Wurmfeld

SPEAKEASY (2003)
Buena Vista, Miramax
Stars: David Strathairn, Nicky Katt, Stacy Edwards
Director: Brendan Murphy
Executive Producers: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

3 WEEKS AFTER PARADISE (2002)
Fountain Pen, Bravo
Stars: Israel Horovitz
Director: Israel Horovitz
Producers: Israel Horovitz, Tim Kelly, Jason Orans, Alia Raza, Suzi Yoonessi

PLAY DEAD (2001)
Managing Artists Concepts
Stars: Diva Zappa, Nathan Bexton
Director: Jeff Jenkins
Executive Producer: Joe Jacobs

PETER RABBIT AND THE CRUCIFIX (Short) (2001)
Candy’s Comet
Stars: Brian Fabian, Alison Shanks
Director: Anthony Dominici
Producers: Georgia C. Archer, Anthony Dominici, Mathias Fain

STRAIGHT RIGHT (2000)
Fight the Good Fight, Sundance
Stars: Brent Smith, Lynn Evans
Director: P. David Ebersole
Executive Producers: Chris Donahue, Maricel Pagulayan, Brent Smith

U.S. SEALS (1999)
Nu Image
Stars: James Fitzpatrick, Greg Collins
Director: Yossi Fein
Executive Producers: Danny Dimbort, Avi Lerner

SWAP MEET (1999)
Stars: Nora Dunn, Kathryn Stockwood, Matthew J. Williamson
Director: David Schweizer

AIMEE AND JAGUAR (1999)
Senator Film Produktion GmbH
Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Kohler
Director: Max Farberbock
Executive Producer: Lew Rywin

ENGLISH ONLY (Short Film) (1997)
Universale Televisiva
Director: Juan Uribe
Producer: Carmen Avila

SWOON (1992)
Fine Line
Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester
Director: Tom Kelin
Executive Producers: James Schamus, Lauren Zalanick

THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991)
Orion, Columbia
Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Executive Producer: Graham Place

POISON (1991)
Zeitgeist Films
Stars: Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith
Director: Todd Haynes
Executive Producers: Brian Greenbaum, James Schamus

TELEVISION

NIGHT OF THE WOLF (2002)
USA, Larry Levinson Productions
Stars: Anne Archer, Robert Urich
Director: David S. Cass, Sr.
Executive Producers: Paul D. Goldman, Robert Halmi, Jr., Larry Levinson

THE LARAMIE PROJECT (2000)
HBO
Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi
Director: Moises Kauffman
Executive Producers: Anne Carey, Ted Hope, Ross Katz