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Encyclopedia > Peter Christopherson
Peter Christopherson
Christopherson in Yokohama, Japan, 2005
Christopherson in Yokohama, Japan, 2005
Background information
Birth name Peter Martin Christopherson
Also known as Sleazy
Born February 27, 1955
Genre(s) Industrial Music
Electronic Music
Occupation(s) Musician
Songwriter
Music video director
Instrument(s) Macintosh Computer
Synthesizers
Electronics
Years active 1975 – present
Label(s) Threshold House, Eskaton, Chalice, Industrial Records
Associated
acts
The Threshold HouseBoy's Choir
Coil
Throbbing Gristle
Psychic TV

Peter Martin Christopherson, a.k.a. Sleazy (born February 27, 1955) is a musician, video director and designer, and former member of the influential British design agency Hipgnosis. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the town of Yokohama in Aomori Prefecture, see Yokohama, Aomori. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of electronic and experimental music. ... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A music-video director is a film director that specializes in supervising the filming and editing of music videos to be used as promotional tools for popular music singles. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Macintosh, also known as Mac, is a family of personal computers manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc. ... A synthesizer (or synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument designed to produce electronically generated sound, using techniques such as additive, subtractive, FM, physical modelling synthesis, phase distortion, or Scanned synthesis. ... Music technology is technology involved with the musical arts, in particular the use of electronic devices and computer software to facilitate playback, recording, composition, storage, performance, search and retrieval. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Official Threshold House logo Threshold House is a vanity record label created by Coil, exclusively for albums put out by the group. ... Eskaton is a defunct vanity record label created by Coil, exclusively for albums put out by the group and their friends. ... Chalice is a defunct vanity record label created by Coil, exclusively for albums put out by the group. ... Industrial Records was a record label established in 1976 by art/music group Throbbing Gristle. ... The Threshold HouseBoys Choir is a musical guise for Peter Christopherson, announced in 2005 as a follow up endeavor to his former group Coil. ... Coil (1982 - 13 November 2004) were a cross-genre, experimental music group who worked in such forms as industrial, noise, ambient and dark ambient, neo-folk, spoken word, drone music, and minimalism. ... Throbbing Gristle (formed on September 3, 1975, in London) is a British experimental music and industrial music group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions. ... Psychic TV (sometimes spelt Psychick TV) or PTV, is primarily an electronic music group that occasionally forays into psychedelic, punk, and experimental music. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hipgnosis was a British art design group which specialized in creating cover art for rock albums, most notably for Pink Floyd, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Yes and Black Sabbath. ...


He was one of the original members of the infamous Industrial Records band, Throbbing Gristle. Along with Chris Carter, Christopherson claims to have custom made a keyboard-triggered sampler before the first sampler (Fairlight) was available in UK. After Throbbing Gristle he participated in the foundation of Psychic TV. After his short time in Psychic TV, Christopherson formed Coil along with John Balance which lasted just under 23 years. Christopherson has participated in the reuniting of Throbbing Gristle as well written an album for his current solo endeavor The Threshold HouseBoy's Choir. Industrial Records was a record label established in 1976 by art/music group Throbbing Gristle. ... Throbbing Gristle (formed on September 3, 1975, in London) is a British experimental music and industrial music group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions. ... Chris Carter was born on 28 January 1953, in Islington, London, England. ... An AKAI MPC2000 sampler // [edit] Overview The emergence of the digital sampler made sampling far more practical, and as samplers added progressively more digital processing to their recorded sounds, they began to merge into the mainstream of modern digital synthesizers. ... This article is about the demo/warez group. ... Psychic TV (sometimes spelt Psychick TV) or PTV, is primarily an electronic music group that occasionally forays into psychedelic, punk, and experimental music. ... Coil (1982 - 13 November 2004) were a cross-genre, experimental music group who worked in such forms as industrial, noise, ambient and dark ambient, neo-folk, spoken word, drone music, and minimalism. ... John Balance (first name also spelled Jhon and Jhonn; born Geff Rushton/Geoffrey Laurence Burton; February 16, 1962 – November 13, 2004). ... The Threshold HouseBoys Choir is a musical guise for Peter Christopherson, announced in 2005 as a follow up endeavor to his former group Coil. ...

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Music

Before Coil

Born in Leeds, Peter Christopherson was a founding member of Throbbing Gristle and created the genre industrial music along with the group. Throbbing Gristle disbanded in 1981. Throbbing Gristle members Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti formed their own group while Peter Christopherson and TG's other member Genesis P-Orridge formed Psychic TV along with other musicians. John Balance met Christopherson as a Throbbing Gristle fan and the two became intimate partners. Christopherson worked on the first two Psychic TV albums, Force The Hand Of Chance and Dreams Less Sweet, joined by Balance on the second one. The two performed live several times with Psychic TV then formed on their own project, forming Coil. Coil lasted nearly 23 years, ending with the death of John Balance. Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. ... Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of electronic and experimental music. ... Chris Carter was born on 28 January 1953, in Islington, London, England. ... Cosey Fanni Tutti was born Christine Carole Newby on 4 November 1951, in Hull, Yorkshire, England. ... Genesis P-Orridge (born Neil Andrew Megson February 22, 1950) is an English performer, musician, writer and artist. ... Psychic TV (sometimes spelt Psychick TV) or PTV, is primarily an electronic music group that occasionally forays into psychedelic, punk, and experimental music. ... John Balance (first name also spelled Jhon and Jhonn; born Geff Rushton/Geoffrey Laurence Burton; February 16, 1962 – November 13, 2004). ... Force The Hand Of Chance was the debut album of English group Psychic TV. The initial 5,000 pressings included Themes and a poster. ... Dreams Less Sweet is the second proper album by Psychic TV. The album was released in Holophonic sound. ... Coil (1982 - 13 November 2004) were a cross-genre, experimental music group who worked in such forms as industrial, noise, ambient and dark ambient, neo-folk, spoken word, drone music, and minimalism. ...


Solo projects and TG reformation

Despite Christopherson's long and extensive history as a musical artist, he has only released a single track under the name Peter Christopherson. The song, "In My Head A Crystal Sphere Of Heavy Fluid", appeared on the compilation Foxtrot, a benefit album for former partner John Balance's alcohol addiction. Foxtrot benefit compilation release for John Balances alcohol addiction. ...


In 2005, Christopherson relocated from England to Krung Thep, Thailand and undertook the project The Threshold HouseBoy's Choir. Since Christopherson's relocation he has repressed the Coil CDs; The Ape Of Naples, The Remote Viewer, Black Antlers, Musick To Play In The Dark Vol. 1 and Musick To Play In The Dark Vol. 2, which were formerly being pressed in England. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 Bangkok, (in Thai กรุงเทพฯ, กรุงเทพมหานคร, or Krung Thep, Krung Thep Mahanakhon), population 8,538,610 (1990), is the capital and largest... The Threshold HouseBoys Choir is a musical guise for Peter Christopherson, announced in 2005 as a follow up endeavor to his former group Coil. ... The Ape of Naples is the final album from Coil. ... The Remote Viewer was originally released in CD-R format by Coil. ... Black Antlers was originally released in CD-R format by Coil in 2004 in a limited edition. ... Music sample: The Dreamer Is Still Asleep (file info) — Sample of The Dreamer Is Still Asleep, taken from the album Musick To Play In The Dark Vol. ... Musick To Play In The Dark Vol. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


2005 also marked the reuniting of Throbbing Gristle for a few concerts. Throbbing Gristle announced a new album Part Two. The group has announced several additional concerts to promote the album. Part Two is an album set to be released by seminal British electronic group Throbbing Gristle on March 20th, 2006. ...


Musical discography

Solo as Peter Christopherson

  • "In My Head A Crystal Sphere Of Heavy Fluid" on Foxtrot (1998)

Foxtrot benefit compilation release for John Balances alcohol addiction. ...

Solo as The Threshold HouseBoy's Choir

  • ...It Just Is compilation contains the track "Mahil Athal Nadrach". (CD) (2005)
  • X-Rated: The Dark Files compilation contains the track "So Young It Knows No Maturing". (CD) (2006)
  • Form Goes Rampant announced debut album. (CD+DVD) (2007)

...It Just Is (subtitled: In Memoriam: Jhonn Balance) is a compilation tribute album to John Balance. ... Form Goes Rampant is the upcoming debut release Peter Christophersons solo project The Threshold HouseBoys Choir. ...

with Throbbing Gristle

Discography for industrial music group Throbbing Gristle. ...

with Psychic TV

Force The Hand Of Chance was the debut album of English group Psychic TV. The initial 5,000 pressings included Themes and a poster. ... Just Drifting is a single by Psychic TV for their album Force The Hand Of Chance. ... Dreams Less Sweet is the second proper album by Psychic TV. The album was released in Holophonic sound. ... Berlin Atonal Vol. ... Berlin Atonal Vol. ... N.Y. Scum is a live album by Psychic TV. The album was released as a 12 vinyl record in a limited edition of 5,000 copies. ... Thee City Ov Tokyo/Thee City Ov New York is a live album by Psychic TV which combines two concerts on a single disc. ... Mein*Goett*In*Gen is a live CD album by Psychic TV. Tracks 1 and 2 were recorded live in Gottingen, Germany on May 17, 1984. ...

with Coil, Sickness Of Snakes, ELpH, The Eskaton and Black Light Disctrict

Main article: Coil discography

Discography for the experimental music group Coil. ...

Other contributions

Date of release Song title Released on Group name released under Musical Role
1980 "First/Last" Something For Nobody Monte Cazazza featuring (technical supervision)
1982 Seven Songs 23 Skidoo featuring (production)
1992 "First/Last" The Worst Of Monte Cazazza Monte Cazazza featuring (technical supervision)
1993 The Apocalyptic Folk In The Nodding God Unveiled The Nodding Folk performer
1996 "Videodrones; Questions" Lost Highway Soundtrack Trent Reznor production
1996 "Driver Down" Lost Highway Soundtrack Trent Reznor production
2000 "Silence Is Golden" Vox Tinnitus CoH vocals
2001 "My Angel (Director's Cut)" Love Uncut CoH vocals
2001 August 06 The Michel Publicity Window E.P. Thighpaulsandra album artwork design
2002 "Autumn" Seasons CoH uses field recordings by Christopherson
2005 "Unhealthy Red" A Nature Of Nonsense Aural Rage written by

Monte Cazazza is an American artist and composer best known for his seminal role in helping shape the early landscape of industrial music through recordings with the, London-based Industrial Records in the mid-1970s. ... 23 Skidoo is an American slang popularized in the early Twentieth Century (first appearing before World War I and becoming popular in the Roaring Twenties). ... The Worst Of Monte Cazazza is compilation of tracks by Monte Cazazza and associated acts. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Lost Highway is the soundtrack album for the 1997 David Lynch film of the same name. ... Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... CoH is the musical alias of Иван Павлов (Ivan Pavlov), a Russian-born sound artist and engineer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Thighpaulsandra (born Tim Lewis to retired opera singer Dorothy Lewis) is a Welsh experimental musician. ... Danny Hyde is an experimental musician and renown remix artist. ...

Music video director filmography

Marc Almond (born Peter Mark Sinclair Almond on 9 July 1957 in Southport, Lancashire) is a popular English singer and recording artist, who originally found fame as half of the seminal Synthpop/New Wave duo Soft Cell. ... Bjorn Again are an ABBA tribute band, taking their name from Bj rn Ulvaeus, a member of ABBA, and a pun on the phrase Born again. ... Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. ... Coil (1982 - 13 November 2004) were a cross-genre, experimental music group who worked in such forms as industrial, noise, ambient and dark ambient, neo-folk, spoken word, drone music, and minimalism. ... The Crystal Method is an American electronic music duo consisting of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland. ... Erasure is an English synth pop duo band consisting of keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell. ... The Firm were an English rock supergroup comprising ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, former Free (band) singer Paul Rodgers, ex-Uriah Heep drummer Chris Slade, and Roy Harper bass player Tony Franklin. ... Gavin Friday Gavin Friday (born Fionan Martin Hanvey, on 8 October 1959, in Dublin) is an Irish singer and songwriter, composer and painter. ... Front 242 is a pioneering Belgian electronic music group that came into prominence during the 1980s. ... Diamanda Galás, pictured in the early 2000s. ... Gemini are a Swedish brother and sister duo, consisting of Karin Glenmark and Anders Glenmark. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, CBE (born on September 1, 1946 in Douglas, Isle of Man) is a singer, songwriter and producer, hailing from England and Australia. ... Not to be confused with The Hanson Brothers, a Canadian project by Wright brothers. ... Nona Hendryx (born October 9, 1944) is a vocalist known for her work as a solo artist as well as one-third of the trio LaBelle. ... Ks Choice is the name of Belgian rock band from Antwerp, Belgium. ... The Law The Law were an English rock group formed in 1991 comprising of ex-The Who, Drummer Kenny Jones,and former Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers. ... Magnum are a British melodic rock band from Birmingham England. ... Sir James Paul McCartney MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Ministry is an American industrial metal band of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s fronted by Al Jourgensen. ... “NIN” redirects here. ... The Broken Movie is a full length music video used by Nine Inch Nails to promote their Broken EP, released in 1992. ... Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England) is an English rock singer, most famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin, but also for his successful solo career. ... Rage Against the Machine is a Grammy Award-winning American rock band noted for their blend of hip hop, hard rock and funk as well as their vocal revolutionary socialist beliefs. ... Senser Senser, a politically-charged UK band originally formed in South West London from a group of friends in the late 1980s, Nick Michaelson (guitar), Heitham Al-Sayed (vocals), Kerstin Haigh (vocals), John Morgan (drums), James Barrett (bass) and Haggis (engineer, producer, programmer) and in 1992 they were joined by... Sepultura is a Brazilian thrash metal band. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Stabbing Westward 1998 Stabbing Westward was an American industrial rock and alternative rock band composed of Christopher Hall, Walter Flakus, Stuart Zechman, Jim Sellers and David Suycott. ... 10cc is a British rock music group who achieved their greatest commercial success during the 1970s. ... Matt Johnson The The is an English musical and multimedia group that has been around since 1979 in various forms, with Matt Johnson being the only constant band member. ... The Threshold HouseBoys Choir is a musical guise for Peter Christopherson, announced in 2005 as a follow up endeavor to his former group Coil. ... 3 lb. ... The Wildhearts are a rock group from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. ... Van Halen is an American hard rock band. ... Jah Wobble (born John Wardle) is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Owner of a Lonely Heart is a song by the British rock band Yes. ...

External links

Official

  • Coil
  • Left Hand Path
  • Myspace
  • Throbbing Gristle

Interviews

  • Coil: The Million Dollar Altar (2006 August 29)

 
 

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