Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Robert Wilson's QUARTETT with an original score by Michael Galasso, to play at BAM

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Part of the 2009 Next Wave Festival
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

Nov 4—7, 10—14 at 7:30pm
Nov 8 at 3pm

By Heiner Müller
Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe
Conceived and directed by Robert Wilson
Music by Michael Galasso

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Harvey Theater
105min, no intermission
Tickets: $25, 45, 65, 75
In French with English titles
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Latest film release featuring original score by Michael Galasso

Ella Es El Matador features original music by Michael Galasso. The film's US Television Premiere will be September 1st, 2009. Watch the trailer at:

Ella Es El Matador (She is the Matador)

"For Spaniards — and for the world — nothing has expressed their country's traditionally rigid gender roles more powerfully than the image of the male matador. So sacred was the bullfighter's masculinity to Spanish identity that a 1908 law barred women from the sport. Ella Es el Matador reveals the surprising history of the women who made such a law necessary and offers fascinating profiles of two female matadors currently in the arena: the acclaimed Mari Paz Vega and neophyte Eva Florencia. These women are gender pioneers by necessity. But what emerges as their truest motivation is their sheer passion — for bullfighting and the pursuit of a dream."

Watch the trailer here:

Monday, March 2, 2009


On February 27, 2009, the Cesar for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE / MEILLEURE MUSIQUE ÉCRITE, UN FILM was awarded to Michael Galasso for the film, Seraphine.

Watch the video from the award ceremony.

Trailer for Seraphine:

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Michael Galasso's Solo Concert in Spoleto: "a tour de force"

Spoleto Italy: A Lone Violinist at the Teatro Romano
July 1, 2008
Michael Galasso on stage at the Teatro Romano. (Andrea Kim Mariani)

SPOLETO, Italy — It was a tour de force of stamina and harmonic invention. For an hour, the violinist Michael Galasso stood alone on stage at the Teatro Romano, back-lit with a spotlight that ran the palette from rose to purple, and poured out arpeggios on his amplified instrument Tuesday night. He barely stopped.

Born in Louisiana, Mr. Galasso now lives in Paris. He collaborates frequently with directors and choreographers. At times, he sounded like a demented player of Bach partitas gone all Philip Glass, with occasional hints of bluegrass and Eastern flavors. Some stretches of material sounded classical, like the up and down chords of a Beethoven violin concerto cadenza.

The repeated figures seemed to have between 12 and 18 notes each, and frequently changed color subtly, like a slowly turning kaleidoscope. Sometimes they were as fast as 32nd-notes, or slow as 8th-notes, with a metronome beat of, say, 60. His beat was rock steady and intonation solid.

There was something hypnotic about it, like listening to Sufi music in a Western cast.

From the New York Times, ArtsBeat Blog.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Michael Galasso Live at Merkin Hall (from 1987)

From the WNYC Website, "New Sounds" Radio Program, hosted by John Schaefer