Michael Galasso

Michael Galasso

Birth
Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 10 Sep 2009 (aged 60)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 42199477 · View Source
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Violinist, Composer. A contemporary music artist, he shall probably be remembered for his film scores. A noted violinist from a young age, his composing career began when he produced the music for some of director Robert Wilson's plays including "The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin" (1973) and the 1974 "A Letter for Queen Victoria", for which he received a Tony Award nomination. Starting with "Seuls" (1981), he was to supply the music for roughly two dozen foreign movies including "In the Mood for Love" (2000), "Secret Ballot" (2001), and in 2003 both "Mud" and "Waiting for the Clouds", with the score for 2009's "Seraphine" garnering a Cesar Award". A musical innovator, Galasso used modern technology in his own violin concerts (he played a MIDI instrument), as well as in the background music he prepared for various exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum (an Armani retrospective), New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the Stedilijk Museum in Amsterdam, Holland. A respected ballet composer, his works have been performed at the Roma-Europea Festival, the Belgian Theatre, and the Paris Opera Ballet.

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 42199477
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Galasso (5 Apr 1949–10 Sep 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42199477, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .