Paul Giallorenzo | 1977 | Chicago | USA


Piano, electronics









Originally from New York, 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 free jazz quintet Get in to Go Out; the synth pop duo The Telegraph Series and a noise-jazz trio with bass clarinetist Jason Stein and percussionist Frank Rosaly. Additionally, Paul is involved with ongoing collaborations with many members of the Chicago free music community including Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jeb Bishop, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten, Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy, Jason Ajemian, Josh Berman, and Mike Reed.
Paul also sound designs, composes, and performs music for the theatre productions of Uma Productions [why they invented dancing, NYC International Fringe Festival, Aug. 2003] and Naked Eyed Theatre Company [Nickel and Dimed, Steppenwolf Theatre, ?Fall 2003]. ??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.
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). ?Paul collaborates with artists and musicians from Chicago and beyond to present creative and independent performance opportunities. ??In Fall, 2003, Paul began booking and producing ELASTRO, a monthly electro-acoustic music series showcasing local, national, and international improvisers.
He has twice been funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs for recording new work, and has performed at the 2004 WNUR Chicago Sounds Jazzfest. ? Paul also is a faculty member of the Old Town School of Folk Music.