Producer, composer, percussionist, pianist, Peter Gauthier (Go-T-A)
lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he works collaboratively with film as a composer,
music producer, and audio engineer. Studying under Amanda Schoofs, and Dr. Jonathan Monhardt in the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peter has become known for producing acoustic chamber compositions, electro-acoustic, and electronic works for film, concert, and studio.
Peter studied percussion in the Peck School of the Arts, under Tom Wetzel, former Principal Percussionist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, as well as with Dr. Alex Wier, the percussion area head at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts.
Along with percussion, Peter has an extensive background in Piano Performance (15 years) which continued at the University. Peter has a dense background in Music Theory which lead him to be asked to help by being a music theory tutor at the Peck School of the Arts.
In 2022, Peter was commissioned to compose the score for the feature film All That Glitters, created by Noah Meister, a UW-Milwaukee: Peck School of the Arts film graduate.
The film is about a high school student who gets thrown into the drug world hidden beneath his high school.
In 2021, Peter was commissioned to compose original music for an animated docu-series created by Kurt Sensenbrenner. The Low-Phe Life, which is an animated documentary web series, that takes a look at the brighter side of living with Phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare inherited metabolic disorder, which prevents the body from metabolizing phenylalanine. Peter was brought on board as a composer/sound designer for the project starting in season 2.
In 2019 Peter began working with the Milwaukee Psychedelic-Rock band known as Colorblind Chameleon, where he uses his audio production skills and his training in percussion as their drummer and audio engineer/producer. Their album "Colorblind Chameleon: Live in Minneapolis" released in August of 2021, written by Christian Porter, John Lenz, Ryder Haferman, and Peter Gauthier, was produced, recorded, and mixed, by Peter, with a special thank you to Josh Trimble for mastering the work.
In 2018, Peter was commissioned to write original music for Scotch Tension, a major collaborative project that premiered in the Fall of 2020 at the Milwaukee Film Fest. The feature film, directed by Sam Kasper and Grant Brown, is a love story. The first half of the movie is more traditional with tonal and post-tonal orchestral music. The second half of the film has a dark and sombre twist, where the music is more experimental, with extended instrumental techniques and electronics. The score was performed by members of the Milwaukee Philharmonic Orchestra, and is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, petergauthiermusic.com, and more.