Michel Galante

New Sounds, New Moves: Collaborations Between Emerging Choreographers and Composers

Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street, NYC

Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00pm

$15 ($12 with SONiCPass)

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Michel Galante, composer and conductor, founded the Argento Chamber Ensemble in 2000, and has since guided its musical development and built its parent non-profit organization, the Argento New Music Project. Mr. Galante has conducted in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, leading orchestras and ensembles including the Janáček Philharmonic, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, the Collegium Musicum Choir and Orchestra, Canada's Ergo Ensemble, Ensemble Courage of Dresden, the OCNM Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and TACTUS. Mr. Galante’s compositions, which include solo, vocal, chamber, and orchestral works, explore timbre, color, and harmony as their primary concerns. His composition awards include Fulbright, Hertz, and Mellon fellowships, as well as prizes from ASCAP and the Composer's Guild. He is a doctoral candidate in composition at Columbia University, working with composer Tristan Murail, and also studied composition and orchestration with Thea Musgrave, Bruce Saylor, John Corigliano, and Justin Dello Joio. He recently completed a commission for the Kate Weare Dance Company, and is currently writing for the New York Philharmonic’s new music ensemble Contact and for Paris’ Ensemble Court-circuit. In Fall 2009, Mr. Galante served as the curator of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds Festival, which paired avant-guard contemporary music with electronic performers and installation artists. He is a proponent of digital media as a means to create, produce and distribute music, and was one of twelve composers worldwide to be a stagiere at IRCAM, France's leading electronic music institution.