Guillermo Galindo’s composition work spans from the field of orchestral and symphonic composition to the domains of musical computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, opera, and sound design. His music has been performed at major festivals throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. During the past ten years, Galindo has been composing music for the San Francisco based Asian American Dance Performances Unbound Spirit Dance Company. He also works as a sound specialist at the California Library of Natural Sounds and at the Oakland Museum of California. Galindo has written music for more than 20 independent films, multimedia projects, and has designed sound for radio, museum dioramas, and sound installations. He currently teaches Sound and Technology, and Latin American Music and Cultural History at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.
Collaborative Sound Design pieces with Lourdes Portillo, Gustavo Vasquez, and Guillermo Gomez Peña, Chicano Now exhibition, Smithsonian Institution, 2003
Collaborative Transmission Series Sound pieces with Chris Brown, 2002-03
Orchestral composition, Ome Acatl, based on the proportions and symbols of the Aztec Calendar, premiered by UNAM University Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexico City.
Sound Sculpture, (T) our Time (1997-2002) (constantly evolving nature sounds), San Francisco Ferry Building with subsequent installations through towers and public buildings in Mexico and the United States Opera composition, Califas 2000, with Guillermo Gomez Peña, 2000-01
Opera composition, Decreation, with Anne Carson, 2000-01
Awards, Grants and Commissions
California Arts Council Composers Fellowship, 2000
American Composers Forum Continental Harmony Grant, 1999
Residency for Composition, Banff Center for the Arts, 1999
Meet the Composer Grant, 1997
ASCAP Special Awards, 1995-00
Jovenes Creadores Grant from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1994
Elizabeth Crothers Mills Award for Excellence in Composition, 1993