Guillermo Galindo

Guillermo Galindo’s artistic work spans a wide spectrum of expression from symphonic composition to the domains of musical and visual computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, opera, film music, instrument building, three dimensional installation, live performance and sound design. His music has been performed and shown at major festivals and art exhibits throughout the United States and the world.. Galindo’s orchestral works include two symphonies: “Ome Acatl”, (1997), premiered by the Mexican National University Philharmonic Orchestra and “Trade Routes” (2005) for orchestra, spoken word and chorus, with text and spoken word by San Francisco Poet Laureate devorah major, commissioned and performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra and chorus. In the field of opera Galindo has written two major works: Califas 2000 with text and performance art by MacArthur Fellow Guillermo Gomez Peña; and “Decreation/Fight Cherries” with libretto by MacArthur Fellow Anne Carson. He has scored numerous films and contemporary dance pieces. From 1992 to 2004, Galindo acted as a resident composer for the San Francisco based Asian American Dance Performances Unbound Spirit Dance Company. Some awards granted to Guillermo Galindo include: Center for Cultural Innovation Artistic Innovation Award (2011); Composer Collaboration Commission, Gerbode and Hewlett Foundations (2011); ISEA Zero/One GLANCE installation commission (2006); Meet the Composer Earplay Ensemble commissioning grant (2005); Sistema Nacional de Creadores Composition Grant, Mexico City (2005-2008); Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestral Commission “Words and Music Project” Oakland, CA (2004); Creative Work Fund Media Arts Grant, San Francisco, CA (2003); California Arts Council Composers Fellowship (2000); American Composers Forum Continental Harmony Grant (1999); Residency for Composition at Banff Center for the Arts, Canada (1999).