Producer, composer, percussionist, pianist, Peter Gauthier (Go-T-A) b. 1996
lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he works collaboratively with film as a composer,
music producer, audio engineer, and sound designer. He has become known for producing acoustic chamber compositions, electro-acoustic, and electronic works for film, concert, and studio.
Peter graduated from Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Composition & Technology. Peter studied composition under Amanda Schoofs, and Dr. Jonathon Monhardt. In addition to studying composition, he also 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 - Percussion Area Head at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts.
Along with percussion and composition, Peter has an extensive background in Piano Performance since the age of 9 which continued at the University. Peter has a dense background in Music Theory, which led to him being asked to become a music theory tutor at the Peck School of the Arts.
In 2023 Peter was brought on board as an audio engineer and composer to create sound design and music composition for select episodes of Kurt Sensenbrenner's The Low-Phe Life.
The Low-Phe Life is an animated documentary series about the lighter side of living life with
Phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU is a genetic metabolism disorder that increases the levels of a substance called phenylalanine in the blood making it difficult to consume protein.
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 2022, Peter was commissioned to compose a score, as well as some sound design, for a documentary by award winning director Kurt Sensenbrenner about two girls from Panama and their efforts to conserve habitat, with their dreams of coming to the U.S. to study conservation and wildlife at a university.
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.