Peter Golub is the composer of numerous concert works as well as scores for film, theatre and ballet. His score for “Stolen” was awarded a Best Music Award at the 2005 Avignon Film Festival. Recent film scores include “American Gun” (starring Forrest Whittaker, Donald Sutherland and Marcia Gay Harden); “Wordplay”, a documentary about Will Shortz and the New York Times Crossword Puzzle; “The Laramie Project” (an HBO film with Steve Buscemi,
Laurey Linney, Christina Ricci ); “Sunset Story”; and “Americano” (with Joshua Jackson and Dennis Hopper).
His many theatre scores include productions at The New York Shakespeare Featival (most recently “Measure for Pleasure”), The Mark Taper Forum, Playwrights Horizon, ART (the musical “The Idiots Karamazov” with lyrics by Christoher Durang), Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, The Globe, the Huntington, Williamstown Theatre Festival and others. For ten years he was Composer-in-Residence at Charles Ludlam’s legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company in Greenwich Village. His musical, “Amphigorey”, based on stories by Edward Gorey, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. His ballets include: “The Gilded Bat”, also with text and designs by Edward Gorey, performed at the Kennedy Center by Ballet West; “The Lost World”, commissioned by Edward Villella for the Miami City Ballet; “Trainon”, based on music of Rameau, for the Atlanta Ballet; and “Straight Through the Heart”, based on music of Jerome Kern, for the Milwaukee Ballet.
He received a Doctorate in Composition from the Yale School of Music where his teachers included Toru Takemitsu, Jacob Druckman and Henry Brant. Golub’s concert works have been performed by Peter Serkin and Tashi, The Brooklyn Philharmonia and numerous chamber groups and soloists at Carnegie and Merkin Recital Halls, BAM, the Frankfurt Opera, Wigmore Hall, and other venues. He is the Director of the Sundance Film Music Program.