Peter Gordon

Real Name:
Peter Laurence Gordon
Profile:
American composer, producer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist born June 20, 1951, New York City.
is an American experimental composer and musician, whose music has influences as diverse as jazz, opera, rock and world music. He has released several albums, and has also composed film and theatre scores.

Gordon earned a BA in composition at University of California, San Diego, where he studied with Kenneth Gaburo and Roger Reynolds; he earned an MFA at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music, where he studied with Robert Ashley and Terry Riley. He was in a relationship with Kathy Acker from 1971 to 1977.

In addition to his own work, and that with his Love of Life Orchestra, he has appeared on or composed music for albums by Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, David Johansen, Elliott Murphy, The Flying Lizards, David Van Tieghem, Lawrence Weiner, and Arthur Russell.

In 2007, James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem used Gordon's classic Downtown tracks "Beginning of the Heartbreak" and "Don't Don't" to open and close their dance mix FabricLive.36.

In 2008 an excerpt of his opera (with artist Lawrence Weiner) "The Society Architect Ponders the Golden Gate Bridge" was issued on the compilation album Crosstalk: American Speech Music (Bridge Records) produced by Mendi + Keith Obadike. Gordon wrote the scores for the serial mystery drama "The Necklace", presented by The Talking Band. He also worked on the soundtrack to Desperate Housewives.

In 2010, DFA Records released remixes by Gordon of "Beginning of the Heartbreak/Don't Don't" and "That Hat," cowritten with Arthur Russell.

Peter Gordon currently resides in New York City.

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Albums

LML 1031 Peter Gordon - Star Jaws album art Peter Gordon Star Jaws (Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. LML 1031 US 1977 Sell This Version
none Peter Gordon - Secret Pastures (Ballet Suite) album art Peter Gordon / Love of Life Orchestra Peter Gordon / Love of Life Orchestra - Secret Pastures (Ballet Suite)(Cass, Album, C90) Artservices none US 1984 Sell This Version
FM 42098, 42098, BFM 42098 Peter Gordon - Innocent album art Peter Gordon Innocent (Album) FM (3), FM (3), FM (3), CBS, CBS FM 42098, 42098, BFM 42098 US 1986 Sell This Version
MAS 2335, MAS 2335-S1 Peter Gordon - An Interview With Music album art Peter Gordon An Interview With Music(LP, Promo) CBS, CBS MAS 2335, MAS 2335-S1 US 1986 Sell This Version
28AP 5002 Peter Gordon - Brooklyn album art Peter Gordon Brooklyn (Album) FM (3), FM (3), CBS, CBS 28AP 5002 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
A-150 Peter Gordon - Otello - Falso Movimento album art Peter Gordon Otello - Falso Movimento(Cass) ROIR A-150 US 1987 Sell This Version
NT 516702 Peter Gordon - Leningrad Xpress album art Peter Gordon Leningrad Xpress (Album) New Tone Records NT 516702 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
LCD 4917.3 Peter Gordon - Perfect Lives (An Opera For Television By Robert Ashley) album art Robert Ashley / "Blue" Gene Tyranny / Jill Kroesen / David Van Tieghem / Peter Gordon / Paul Shorr Robert Ashley / "Blue" Gene Tyranny / Jill Kroesen / David Van Tieghem / Peter Gordon / Paul Shorr - Perfect Lives (An Opera For Television By Robert Ashley)(3xCD, Album, RM) Lovely Music, Ltd. LCD 4917.3 US 1991 Sell This Version
RDC 5017 Peter Gordon - Still Life And The Deadman album art Peter Gordon Still Life And The Deadman(CD, Album) New Tone Records RDC 5017 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
nt 6738 2 Peter Gordon - Quartet album art Peter Gordon & Love Of Life Orchestra Peter Gordon & Love Of Life Orchestra - Quartet(CD, Album) New Tone Records nt 6738 2 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
PIANO 504 Peter Gordon - The Yellow Box album art Peter Gordon, David Cunningham Peter Gordon, David Cunningham - The Yellow Box(CD, Album) Piano PIANO 504 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RA.EX258 Peter Gordon - RA.EX258 Peter Gordon album art Peter Gordon RA.EX258 Peter Gordon(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX258 UK 2015
FM004 Peter Gordon - Symphony 5 album art Peter Gordon Symphony 5(LP, Album + CD, Album) Foom FM004 UK 2015 Sell This Version
OGEN75CD-P Peter Gordon - Same Language, Different Worlds album art Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon - Same Language, Different Worlds (Album) O Genesis OGEN75CD-P UK 2016 Sell This Version
FM016 Peter Gordon - Eighteen album art Peter Gordon Eighteen(12", Album, 140) Foom FM016 UK 2018 Sell This Version
UW18 Peter Gordon - Trust In Rock album art "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Peter Gordon "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Peter Gordon - Trust In Rock (Album) Unseen Worlds UW18 US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Zick Zack 111, ZICK ZACK SCHALLPLATTEN 111, ZZ 111 Peter Gordon - Westmusik album art Peter Gordon & Thomas Fehlmann Peter Gordon & Thomas Fehlmann - Westmusik(12", Maxi) Zickzack, Zickzack, Zickzack Zick Zack 111, ZICK ZACK SCHALLPLATTEN 111, ZZ 111 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
TWI 059 Peter Gordon - Deutsche Angst album art Peter Gordon, Lawrence Weiner Peter Gordon, Lawrence Weiner - Deutsche Angst(7", Single) Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 059 Belgium 1982 Sell This Version
MAS 2306 Peter Gordon - That Hat / The Day The Devil Comes To Getcha album art Peter Gordon That Hat / The Day The Devil Comes To Getcha(12", Promo) FM (3), CBS MAS 2306 US 1986 Sell This Version
MAS 2792 Peter Gordon Blue Duke(12", Promo) CBS MAS 2792 US 1987 Sell This Version
MAS 2793-S1 Peter Gordon - Brooklyn album art Peter Gordon Brooklyn(12", Promo) FM (3), CBS MAS 2793-S1 US 1987 Sell This Version
dfa2238 Peter Gordon - Another Heartbreak / Don't Don't Redux album art Peter Gordon & Love Of Life Orchestra Peter Gordon & Love Of Life Orchestra - Another Heartbreak / Don't Don't Redux DFA dfa2238 US 2010 Sell This Version
OM19 Peter Gordon - Beachcombing / Cside album art Peter Gordon & Factory Floor Peter Gordon & Factory Floor - Beachcombing / Cside(12") Optimo Music OM19 UK 2013 Sell This Version
OGEN093 Peter Gordon - Begin album art Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon - Begin(CDr, Single, Promo) O Genesis OGEN093 UK 2016 Sell This Version
FM006 Peter Gordon - Winter Summer album art Peter Gordon & David Van Tieghem Peter Gordon & David Van Tieghem - Winter Summer(12", EP) Foom FM006 UK 2016 Sell This Version