Peter Grenader has an enduring history in electronic music. Studying composition at CalArts with Morton Subotnick, his work has been performed throughout the USA and Europe — winning the Virginia Commonwealth EAM Festival and the Periòdic Experimental Music Festival in Barcelona. Past collaborations include Analoglive (with Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails, Coil/Elizabeth Fraser synthesist Thighpaulsandra, film composer Gary Chang, Chas Smith and Richard Devine), zZyzx Society (with Jill Fraser and featuring Chas Smith, Thighpaulsandra and Tool’s Danny Carey), The Third Ear (with Shiro Fujioka and Doug Lynner) and currently POV (with Miles Richmond and Steve Roach) He was featured in the Patch CV Modular Revolution documentary series, Darwin Gross’ Art + Music + Technology ep. 208 and Data Cult Audio vol. 0106. Past releases include Secret Life on Coda Recordings, The zZyzx Society on ZSR Records and Patch.CV Two on Organic Records.
POV is an ongoing ambient project of guitarist Miles Richmond and synthesists Peter Grenader and Steve Roach which engages the listening experience through a multi-timbral sonic adventure drawn from gliss guitar inner-weavings and deeply nuanced modular synth worlds. The feeling throughout the flow presents a dynamic yet serene emotional terrain. The thrust of POV is to sculpt a sonic landscape based upon guitar and processed guitar via a modular synthesizer equipped with both standard and granular sampling capability. While looping was incorporated, the synths were not just a pedal board for the guitar – by ‘freezing’ a sample, the guitar acted as the oscillators for the synths.
Other collaborators involved with POV are Thighpaulsandra (Coil, Spiritualized), Theo Travis (Soft Machine, Gong, Travis and Fripp), Martin Shellard. Elemental touchstones are early Fripp and Eno, American Minimalism and textural ambient.