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