Christopher Peifer

Musician, Producer, Sound Designer

SOUND DESIGN

UPCOMING:

AMERICAN HERO @ GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE, NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  JANUARY, 2018  

RECENT:

LOST LAKE @ BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP, STOCKBRIDGE, MA  OCTOBER, 2017  
Reviews:  BERKSHIRE EAGLE / CRITICS AT LARGE / BERKSHIRE BRIGHT FOCUS / BERKSHIRE ON STAGE /

INTIMATE APPAREL  @  SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY, LENOX, MA JULY - AUGUST, 2017  
Reviews:  BERKSHIRE ON STAGE / THE ALT / THE VALLEY ADVOCATE / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL / ATTICUS REVIEW / BERKSHIRE FINE ARTS / HISTORY NEWS NETWORK / BROADWAY WORLD / CURTAIN UP / THE BERKSHIRE EDGE /   

THEATRICAL sound design:

2017

Lost Lake                                  Daisy Walker / assistant to Scott Killian          Berkshire Theatre Group, Stockbridge, MA

Intimate Apparel                       Daniela Varon                                                Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

The Arsonists                           Alkis Papoutsis                                               BMCC, Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr, NYC

2016

Almost, Maine                           Katherine Kavanagh                                       Borough of Manhattan Community College

Mama's Boy                              David Saint / with Scott Killian                        George St Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ

What the Butler Saw                 John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian         Westport Country Playhouse, CT

Sex with Strangers                    David Saint / assistant to Scott Killian            Philadelphia Theatre Company

Sex with Strangers                    David Saint / assistant to Scott Killian            George St Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ

Measure for Measure                Diane Dowling                                               BMCC, Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr, NYC

2015

DNA                                           Lori Kee                                                         Borough of Manhattan Community College

Bedroom Farce                         John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian        Westport Country Playhouse, CT

The Legion                                David Kinniburgh                                           The Orphans, Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC

The Fairy Tale Project                Lori Kee                                                         BMCC, Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr, NYC 

2014

In Thunder, Lighting, in Rain      Kristina Birk                                                   The Orphans, Players Theatre, NYC

Things We Do For Love             John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian        Westport Country Playhouse, CT

A Doll’s House                           Diane Dowling                                               BMCC, Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr, NYC

2013

The Misanthrope                       Alkis Papoutsis                                               BMCC, Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr, NYC

2012

Dark Hollow                              Alkis Papoutsis                                               NY Int’l Fringe Fest / Theatre 80, NYC

Life’s a Dream                           Diane Dowling                                                BMCC, Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr, NYC

2011

1936 Project                              Alkis Papoutsis                                               Borough of Manhattan Community College

Side Effects  (premiere)             David Auburn / with Scott Killian                    MCC, Lucille Lortel Theatre, NYC

The Gogol Project                     Shawna Lucey                                               Borough of Manhattan Community College

Las Meninas                              Daniela Varon / assistant to Scott Killian       Barnard College (Columbia U), NYC

2010

Woyzeck                                    Alkis Papoutsis                                              BMCC, Tribeca Performing Arts Ctr, NYC

2009

Children                                    John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian         Westport Country Playhouse, CT

Children                                    John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian         Williamstown Theatre Festival, MA

How the Other Half Love          John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian         Westport Country Playhouse, CT

2008

Steve and Idi                             Eleanor Holdridge /assistant to Scott Killian  Rattlestick Theatre, NYC

The Time of My Life                  John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian         Westport Country Playhouse, CT

2007

Edward the Second                  Jesse Berger                                                  Red Bull Theatre, Playwrights Horizons NYC

The Wars                                  assistant to Scott Killian                                 Theatre Calgary, AB, Canada

Relatively Speaking                  John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian        Westport Country Playhouse, CT

2006

A Doll’s House                          assistant to Scott Killian                                Juilliard at Lincoln Center, NYC

Hamlet                                      assistant to Scott Killian                                Berkshire Theatre Fest, Lenox, MA

Drawer Boy                               John Tillinger / assistant to Scott Killian       Westport Country Playhouse, CT

Defiance (premiere)                  Doug Hughes/assist. to David Van Tieghem Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

2005

The Other Side (premiere)        Lynne Meadow / assistant to Scott Killian     Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

2003

Humble Boy                              assistant to Christopher Shutt                       Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

2002

Yellowman                                Blanka Ziska / Elliot Sharp, composer           Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC

PROJECTS:


New York Botanical Gardens, self-guided audio tour app.
NYC House Concerts, showcasing some of NYC’s top classical soloists and ensembles.
Raids of New York, an investigative documentary, featured on The Nation.
Chris is a contributing member of FreeSound.org, a community of sound artists and researchers, creating, capturing and sharing a vast database of recorded sound.
Chris contributes sound to The Nod, a new podcast from Gimlet Media, co-hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings who gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.
Sound design and audio post for "Harv", WINNER, Greenwich Village Portraits category, 2017 Greenwich Village Film Festival
 

SOUND DESIGN SAMPLES & ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR THEATRE:

Original music for "Dark Hollow: An Appalachian Woyzeck", adapted by Elizabeth Chaney, directed by Alkis Papoutsis, at the 16th NY International Fringe Fest, this all-acoustic cinematic journey conjures Appalachia, and channels the ghosts of The Civil War; at times reveling, pensive, mournful, drunken and romantic; a murder ballad come to life ...

Listen to versions of these songs with vocals, accompanied by production stills ...

Music from Moliere's "The Misanthrope", a modern adaptation by Liz Kash Stroppel, directed by Alkis Papoutsis, produced by BMCC / CUNY, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC
French Baroque meets hip hop beats and human beatbox.  Versailles on the Jersey Shore ... Louis XIV goes to Bensonhurst ... 

Transition music from the sound design for "A Doll's House", directed by Diane Dowling, produced by BMCC / CUNY, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC
Transposed to 1950s America, blending Machito and His Afro Cuban Orchestra, with samples derived from 1950s educational films, sound effects and other original recorded material ...

From the sound design for Calderón's "Life's a Dream", directed by Diane Dowling, produced by BMCC / CUNY, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC
Live transition music, drum and percussion loops, based on Spanish Renaissance rhythms ...