Peter Christopherson

Peter Christopherson
Peter Christopherson 2007 (02).JPG
Peter Christopherson in 2007
Background information
Birth namePeter Martin Christopherson
Also known asSleazy
Born(1955-02-27)27 February 1955
Leeds, England
Died25 November 2010(2010-11-25) (aged 55)
Bangkok, Thailand
GenresIndustrial
experimental
electronic
Occupation(s)Musician
songwriter
music video director
commercial artist
photographer
InstrumentsKeyboards
synthesizer
electronics
french horn
Years active1975–2010
LabelsThreshold House
Eskaton
Chalice
Industrial
Associated actsSoisong
The Threshold HouseBoys Choir
Coil
Throbbing Gristle
Psychic TV

Peter Martin Christopherson (also known as Sleazy, 27 February 1955 – 25 November 2010)[1] was a musician, video director, commercial artist, designer and photographer, and former member of British design agency Hipgnosis.

He was one of the original members of the Industrial Records band Throbbing Gristle (TG). After the disbandment of Throbbing Gristle, he participated in the formation of Psychic TV along with Genesis P-Orridge and Geoff Rushton—Rushton later changed his name to John Balance.[1]

After his short time in Psychic TV, Christopherson formed Coil with Balance, which lasted for just under 23 years, until Balance died of a fall in the Weston-super-Mare home he shared with Christopherson.[1] Christopherson participated in the reunification of Throbbing Gristle and, after his relocation to Thailand in 2005, composed an album for his solo endeavour The Threshold HouseBoys Choir. Christopherson died in his sleep on 25 November 2010.

Early life

Christopherson was born on 27 February 1955 in Leeds, England. His father, Derman Christopherson, was a professor of engineering who became master of Magdalene College, Cambridge prior to receiving a knighthood. Following school, Christopherson studied computer programming, theatre design and video at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in New York, United States (US).[1]