Peter Grenader

Peter Grenader (born 1957) attended the California Institute of the Arts and studied music composition under the aura of Morton Subotnick and Barry Schrader. In that period he was lucky to have performed with Gordon Mumma and taken lectures by Vladimir Ussachevsky, Pril Smiley, Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Lou Harrison, LeMonte Young, Aaron Copeland, Charles Dodge.

In 2002, the Periòdic Experimental Music Festival in Barcelona, Spain had a win for Grenader’s Electrolux. Grenader had other appearances at the University of North Texas, California Institute of the Arts, Stony Brook University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, an evening performance at the "SEAMUS National Conference", University of Texas at Austin, Georgia State University's "Pulse Field", "the Florida Electro-Acoustic Music Festival" and the "2003 Electric Rainbow Coalition Festival" at Dartmouth.

PG's works have been broadcast on "KCSN-FM", Los Angeles; "CKCU-FM", Ottawa, Canada; "WOBC-FM" in Oberlin, Ohio and "Resonance FM", London. Other honours include The Institute of Sonology in Utrecht, Holland and GMEB in Bourges, France as well as two wins at the "Virginia Commonwealth University Music Festival".

In 2003, he was a guest host for KCSN-FM's special edition radio program "Galactic Voyager" feature on electro acoustic music, and 2006 saw PG as a featured composer at the "17th American Composer's Forum Salon" in Venice. Again in 2006 Grenader, along with Dave Wright of Not Breathing, served as a panel speaker at the fifth annual "TapeOpCon" in Tucson, Arizona, invited by Steve Roach.

In 2007, Peter Grenader performed in Los Angeles at the REDCAT, what composer Barry Schrader termed an historic event, with Analoglive!, an ensemble conglomerate of live analog electronic music along with film composer Gary Chang, Nine Inch Nails keyboardist Alessandro Cortini, Richard Devine, composer and instrument designer Chas Smith, Thigh paulsandra (of Coil and Spiritualized), and video artist Paul Tzanetopoulos.

In 2013, his Secret Life was released through Coda Recordings, consisting of studio works during a ten year period beginning in 2002 and highlighted by The Secret Life of Semiconductors, a twenty five minute homage to Morton Subotnick's Until Spring.

Industry publications list him as a member of the SEAMUS board of directors and the ACF (American Composers Forum). Peter is the founder of Plan B Synthesizers and their primary designer. Along with Plan B, his custom instrument design is said to include work for Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chill Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, Guns N' Roses keyboardist Chris Pitman, Gary Chang and Steve Roach