Paul Giallorenzo

Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, and sound designer playing piano, synthesizer, and electronics in a wide variety of groups and contexts, ranging from jazz and improvised music to electro- acoustic/noise.

Current projects include the quintet Get in to Go Out, featuring Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Anton Hatwich, Frank Rosaly (482 music); electro/acoustic duo Masul with Swiss contrabass saxophonist Thomas Mejer (Creative Sources); Breakway, an improvising trio with electronicist Brian Labycz and drummer Marc Riordan; Hearts and Minds, a noise/jazz trio with bass clarinetist Jason Stein and percussionist Frank Rosaly; a piano trio with Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Haaker Flaten and drummer Tim Daisy.

Paul has collaborated with Swiss performance-artist Claudia Bucher on several installations in Chicago and Luzern, and also provided sound to accompany dancer Irina Lorez, also from Luzern. In the summer of 2004, Paul scored part of the film "Brush Fires" for the Chicago film company Split Pillow, which was an official selection at film festivals in Seattle, Phoenix, and Philadelphia. Paul has sound-designed, composed, and performed music for the theatre productions of Umalleniay [why they invented dancing, NYC International Fringe Festival, Aug. 2003], and Naked Eyed Theatre Company [Nickel and Dimed, Steppenwolf Theatre, Fall 2003].

As a producer and arts organizer, Paul is a co-founder and director of the Elastic Arts Foundation (EAF), a non-profit arts organization that operates the experimental music and arts venue Elastic (formerly 3030), formed in 2002. Paul collaborates with artists and musicians from Chicago and beyond to present creative and independent performances. In Fall, 2003, Paul began booking and producing Elastro, a monthly electro-acoustic music series showcasing local, national, and international improvisers. As an administrator and organizational developer, he is involved in every aspect of the organization, including managing web communications and grant writing.

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Paul is performing with Jeff Marx, David Young, Anton Hatwich, and Steve Maxwell Jr. at Brown Rice, on October 6. That quintet will be connected live, via cell phone, with a trio comprised of Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Rob Cambre, and Dave Capello, which will be performing at Zeitgeist, a multi- arts center in New Orleans.