Michael Galasso

Michael John Galasso (1949, Hammond, Louisiana - September 9, 2009, Paris, France) was an American composer, violinist, and music director.[1][2][3]

Michael Galasso
Born1949
DiedSeptember 9, 2009
Paris, France
OccupationComposer

Film scoresEdit

Galasso wrote music for films, including Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love, Babak Payami's Secret Ballot, Yeşim Ustaoğlu's Waiting for the Clouds and Derviş Zaim's Mud. Three of his songs, "Scene I", "Scene VI", "Scene VII", appeared in the 1986 romantic comedy My Chauffeur, starring Deborah Foreman and Sam J. Jones. In 2009 he won the César Award for Best Music Written for a Film for his score for Séraphine, directed by Martin Provost.

Theatre workEdit

Galasso began his career writing music for theatrical productions, most notably for a number of early works of Robert Wilson including "Ouverture"(1972), "The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin" (1973), "A Letter for Queen Victoria" (1974-5), and "The $ Value of Man" (1975). More recently he collaborated with Wilson on Ibsen's "Lady from the Sea" (1998), Strindberg's "A Dreamplay" (1998), “Les Fables de La Fontaine”(2004), “2 Lips and Dancers in Space” (2004) “Peer Gynt” (2005) and “Quartett” (2009).[4]

Sound installationsEdit

He also made numerous sound installations, including the Giorgio Armani Retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2000 (the first sound installation in the New York Guggenheim's history) and the Guggenheim Bilbao in 2001.

DiscographyEdit

  • Scenes (ECM, 1984)
  • Scan Lines (Igloo, 1985)
  • High Lines (ECM, 2005)

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