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Guillermo Galindo a.k.a. gal*in_dog Photo: Kat Wade/Wired.com

Guillermo Galindo a.k.a. gal*in_dog (post-Mexican composer) Guillermo Galindo's artistic work spans a wide spectrum of artistic expression from symphonic composition to the domains of musical computer interaction, electro-acoustic music, opera, film music, performance, instrument building, and multimedia installation and soundscape design.

His interactive cybertotemic musical instrument, Maiz, is a kinetic sonic structure made from hybrid recycled industrial materials and found objects controlled by computerized means. A syncretic cyber sonic talisman and a post-native American instrument, Maiz proposes an alternative approach to musique concrete and the theories of qualitative listening proposed by French concrete music composer Pierre Schaffer. Gal*in_dog’s training in contemporary classical composition techniques succumbs to a point of realization as he becomes fascinated with the idea of designing his own instrument while at the same time discover possible ways to play it.

His music has been performed at major festivals throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. From 1992 to 2004, Galindo wrote music for the San Francisco based Asian American Dance Performances Unbound Spirit Dance Company.
Galindo holds a BA in Film Scoring Composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts and a Master in the Arts degree in Music Composition from Mills College in Oakland California. His composition teachers include Julio Estrada, Robert Kyr, Alvin Curran and Andrew Imbrie. Presently, Guillermo Galindo teaches composition, sound design, music cultural history and music theory at the California College of Arts and at the College of San Mateo.

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