is a guitarist, producer, composer, sound designer
he also teaches guitar
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2 new albums that I produced and mixed were both released on August 19, 2018:
My band with Richard Sylvarnes and Pietro Russino, Zero Times Everything, is working on our 2nd CD. We released our first CD, Sonic Cinema, last year on Trey Gunn’s 7d Media label. (I also mixed and mastered this CD.)
Here’s what critics said:
“Sonic Cinema is a fascinating sound exploration album by Zero Times Everything. The three musicians create a magical world of cinematic sounds that draw influences from various progressive music genres.” -Progressive Rock Central
"A little amphetamine buzz, anyone? A power trio that wants to take you on a journey of the back streets of hell tickles you with pleasure and pain until you don't know which end is up. A solid bet for those that like to veer toward the dark side." -Progressive Rock Central
“This is very adventurous music. I'm sure it's not the kind of thing that's well-suited for everyone. I really like it a lot, though. When it comes to the progressive label for this, that's obvious. Perhaps this is often less "rock," but clearly it fits. I would put this somewhere in the neighborhood of the Rock In Opposition movement, but that is only so accurate of a categorization. The truth is, if you like adventurous music, you have to give this a chance. I bet you've never heard anything quite like it.” -Music Street Journal
Patrick Smith's new CD is now in post-production, recordings, editing and mixing and mastering completed. Packaging is next (not my department!) and when there's a release date it will be posted here.
Tony provided new original music for the free video Sexual Harrassment: Not in Our School! produced by "Stop Sexual Assault in Schools." Parents, teachers, and students are highly encouraged to be sure their schools have a copy of this important video!
Master Of Disguise, the new Braindance CD, is now available at progressivedarkwave.com, the Braindance website - and see the video for the first single, "Lost"! Because of the extraordinary packaging - a gorgeous embossed cover and a 16-page graphic novel illustrated by Joe Simko and colored by Keiran Oats of Cadence Comics - this cd is not available as a download.
**new discography page with links to purchase cds.**
Zero Times Everything is a new trio formed by Richard Sylvarnes, Pietro Russino, and Tony Geballe to play live accompaniments to The Last Words of Dutch Schultz and others of Richard's films. The band has had several live performances in NYC, including at the Film-Makers Cooperative 2013 and 2014 benefit parties, and a special showing of The Last Words of Dutch Schultz at the Anthology Film Archives on April 10, 2013. ZXE also provided the music for the opening of Valkyrie Octopus, a new work by the celebrated Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, at the MGM Grand Casino in Macau, China.
andrás visky's play Juliet/Giula, directed by karin coonrod with original piano music by tony geballe, played in orvieto, italy from june 22-24, 2012. in both italian and english, the version in each language has an exceptional performer presenting this one-woman show. the story is andras's recounting of his family's experience as political prisoners in romania in the early 1960s, told in his mother's voice.
tony mixed 8 of the 12 tracks on the new cd Molino by Daniel Reyes-Llinas, a lovely set of south american & classically tinged acoustic music...with a little electric in there too!it's avaiable from daniel's website
work has begun on the first Children of Chaos cd, the next step beyond the Hellboys. the first sessions happened in seattle april 15-17 at Avast! Studio, engineered by the marvellous don gunn and featuring contributions by bill rieflin, and members of Tuning the Air and the Seattle Circle. tracks included songs by dwight yoakam and bob dylan as well as originals by tom redmond.
the mix is complete for the new Braindance cd Master of Disguise, a darkly beautiful and powerful work featuring the astonishing fiery playing and composing/arranging of vora vor, and the moving and potent melodies, lyrics and singing of sebastian elliott. for more details and information about this unique band, who are simultaneously visceral, theatrical, intelligent and thoughtful, see the Braindance website.
tony has also been working with Compagnia de' Colombari on various works, including doing sound for the Walt Whitman-based production More or Less I Am, which was presented in 9 locations over 10 days in NYC in May, 2010. This production received a great review in The New Yorker magazine. Colombari is led by Karin Coonrod, and comprises some of the great talent of NYC. Here are some videos of the company in action.
tony's music was featured in karin coonrod's production of Love's Labour's Lost at the Public Theater in NYC, October 18 - November 6, 2011. ny times review. variety review. epoch times review that actually mentions the music!
tony did sound for La Compagnia de' Colombari's presentation of More Or Less I Am, by Walt Whitman in early september, at various nyc locations - 5 shows in 5 locations in 4 days!
tony has just competed the mix of daniel reyes-llinas's Molina project, which is now going to mastering. a lovely, lovely project featuring electric and acoustic guitars, clarinets, voice, string bass, and drums, in various combinations.
the new hellboys cd a young person's guide to hell, produced by tony geballe and featuring robert fripp, tony levin, bill rieflin, vora vor, the california guitar trio, curt golden and others, is now available. it can be purchased (download or physical cd) direct from the artist or from their page at cdbaby. also soon to be on itunes!
patrick smith's solo guitar cd "Scattered Hearts" (engineered and produced by tony geballe) is now available. it can be purchased (download or physical cd) direct from the artist or from his page at cdbaby, and at itunes.
February 27, 2009, with the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists at the Teatre la Uniò, Sant Cugat del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
december 6, 2008, with la compagnia de'colombari at the museum of the city of new yorknovember 17, 2008, with jo williamson at the anyway café, nyc
august 6, 2008: hellboys project manager carolyn redmond and i made the trip to brooklyn to master "a young person's guide to hell" at salt mastering, which was recommended by joe mendelson of the trey gunn band. the cd is now assembled and (nearly) ready for manufacture. once we give final approval of the master, my work is done! it's been an exciting and scary process, taking on the producer's chair (and some engineering) for this project: all this great music and these amazing performers, and if it sounds lame in the end i probably won't get much more producing work...but, i have been very fortunate to have people who sound great to produce, and great people in the studio to help capture those sounds and put them together.
June 10, 2008: Mixing for the Hellboys at Shorefire Recording in Long Branch, New Jersey, has been completed. Under the expert hands of Joe DeMaio, we have more tracks featuring Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, more kickass drumming and tap dancing by Bill Rieflin, incendiary guitar by Vora Vor, and the harmonica and slide guitar of Curt Golden. And of course, more from Hellboys Tom Redmond, Tony Geballe, Victor McSurely, Luciano Pietrafesa, the California Guitar Trio, and the Hellboys Boys Choir. Expect to be stunned.
Meanwhile we have completed the recording, editing, mixing and mastering of Patrick Smith's solo guitar cd "Scattered Hearts." The CD is now ready for manufacture, with cover art and design being finalized by Pablo Mandel at Circular Studios. We recorded Patrick playing his Godin guitar at his home in Takoma Park, and if i may say so, this record is a beautiful jewel - each piece is a gem, and the whole package looks to make for an intimate and rewarding experience. I am very excited about this project.
Lastly, a plug for Joe Demaio and Shorefire Recording in Long Branch. Joe is a connoisseur of vintage gear - the centerpiece of the studio is the last major mixing board manufactured by the legendary Dick Swettenham and Helios Electronics, Ltd. Of interest to longtime Guitar Craft associates, this board - built for Olympic Studios - was owned at one time by Tony Arnold, and was undoubtedly the board that recorded "Get Crafty!," "Ophelia's Shadow," "Sunday All Over the World," and before that, many other seminal and famous session. For example, Peter Gabriel's "So" was recorded on this board - and now it is once again sweetening the sound of Tony Levin.
Joe's Shorefire Recording is packed with vintage and connoisseur gear - mics, amps, tape machines (of course Pro Tools too), outboard processing, etc. and the live room has a really wonderful sound (just take a look at the historic client list) - we are looking forward to tracking as much of the next Hellboys record there as possible.
But really the star of the show is Joe DeMaio himself. Joe came up listening to the great recordings and wondering "How did they get that sound??!!" Joe has done brilliant work for us, has made the impossible happen, and given his utmost to our humble project. Joe is golden. I cannot say enough about his generosity, enthusiasm, willingness to try things, professionalism and demeanor - and of course, his ears! We were lucky to find him. Joe also teaches Audio Engineering classes - take a look at his myspace or the studio's website for more details. For anyone looking for an expert recording or mix engineer, a great room, the flexibility of having the classic sound with up-to-date techniques as well, and someone who will be great to work with and devoted to his craft, he has my recommendation.
March 31, 2008 - hellboys cd: major recording is complete and editing/mixing is underway for the upcoming hellboys album, "a young person's guide to hell." we are working at shorefire studios in long branch, new jersey, a studio with much history, a newly acquired classic helios mixing board and a Hellotron. we've completed the first mix for the cd, a song called "mr. boring," which features robert fripp's burning lead guitar, tony levin's inimitable bass, bill rieflin's sweet and ecstatic kick ass drumming, the incredible voice of kelli rae powell, and also curt golden on jaw harp, luciano pietrafesa on banjo, victor mcsurely on mandolin, tony geballe on air guitar, the hellboys boys choir...and of course chief hellboy tom redmond on guitar and vocals.
jan 27-feb 11, 2008, tony's music and sound featured in rebekah maggor's shakespeare's actresses in america (directed by karin coonrod) at the huntington theatre in boston. reviews here, here and here.
nov. 6-8, 2007, with tom redmond, recorded bill rieflin and tony levin at flymax studios, for the upcoming hellboys cd. all 4 of us played together on "masters of war" and a new tune which cannot be named.
september 17, 2007, guest appearance with jo williamson at the anyway café, 34 east 2nd street at second ave, nyc, 8:30 p.m.
sept. 2-5, 2007, with tom redmond, recorded robert fripp at dgm studios for the upcoming hellboys cd, david singleton engineering. photos here, here and here. also visited ben crowe's crimson guitars workshop and showroom, photos here (scroll way down).
apr 15 2007, free music on tax day! tony geballe with pheeroan aklaff, laraaji, and frank london, downtown music gallery, nyc. special thanks to jonathan brainin for making this event possible
created an electronic soundtrack for "variations on a meme: zion", a 30-minute abstract video by jonathan brainin. for more information email jbrainin at verizon.net
sept. 28, 2006, solo concert, van der plas gallery, nyc, 7 p.m.
oct. 11, 2006 solo concert, maryland hall for the creative arts, annapolis, 7:30 p.m.