Vance Galloway

Vance Galloway is a media technician and musician based in Seattle, Washington. From running live sound for seminal clubs such as DC's 9:30 Club and New York's Knitting Factory, to enabling Hollywood studios transition to non-linear audio editing, and helping design the world's first DVD authoring system, Galloway has been at the forefront of technological advances in the arts since the early 1990s.


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Hungarian Mettle

Hungarian Mettle

This is a piece I recently rediscovered while transferring audio from old DAT tapes. It first developed as a guitar practice exercise in 1988. I was rehearsing non-standard time signatures, while listening to 4/4 rock beats. What evolved was a little figure in 7/8 that sounded similar to a tune by one of my favorite groups, Massacre (Fred Frith, Bill Laswell, Fred Maher.) This riff may have developed while trying to learn how to play Massacre’s Killing Time. What emerged from this exercise was a Massacre pastiche. More»

Thomas Dimuzio's Greatest Hits

Thomas Dimuzio’s Greatest Hits

San Francisco-based Thomas Dimuzio is one of those unsung artistic figures whose influence and abilities have substantially outstripped his visibility. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, experimental electronic musician, collaborator and mastering engineer – Dimuzio has been busy doing his thing(s) since the late 1980s, but is still only known to a small circle of electronic music enthusiasts. More»

Process, Not Synthesis

Process, Not Synthesis

As I mingle with the audience after playing a concert, or chat online about my music,  I often find myself explaining the technical ways in which my work is created. I’m not sure if this is due to the fact that I’ve found my vocation as a media technician, or if I am simply less comfortable talking about the philosophy behind my music.
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