TONY GEBALLE, GUITARIST/COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER/PRODUCER
Tony Geballe (a Seattle native living in New York City) has studied, taught and performed music of many kinds all over the world. His main instrument is guitar, including nylon-string, steel-string, 12-string and electric. Tony also works as a composer and sound designer for theater, and as mix engineer, producer and occasionally recording engineer for various recording projects. Tony is a member of the theater company La Compagnia de' Colombari, Braindance's live band, and Zero Times Everything. He has performed with, produced, mixed, and/or mastered recordings by more artists than can be listed here - please see the Discography page.
For other current projects, please see the home page.
Tony's career of recording, performing, teaching, theater sound design and composition has spanned the globe and includes many kinds of music, from solo guitar to the Turkish music trio Dostlar (whose 1984 Northwest Folklife Festival performance was broadcast nationwide on NPR) to being a member of the New York Indonesian Consulate Gamelan.
Tony has been invited to teach guitar and music regularly in the U.S. and Europe, and has been associated with Guitar Craft since 1985. He was a co-founder and instructor with the Seattle Circle Guitar School. He was also co-director and instructor at DrumTime, a rhythm workshop, from 1990-94.
In 1993, Tony became Composer-in-Residence and Sound Designer for the Arden Party Theater Company, directed by Karin Coonrod. He designed sound, composed and performed music for many productions with the company (see Tour page). In 1996 he received a grant from Meet the Composer. Arden Partys last production with Tonys music was the world premier of Christmas at the Ivanovs, by the Russian surrealist Alexander Vvedensky, presented at the Classic Stage Company in NYC, December, 1997. Tony was also a participant in the 1998 Nautilus/New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio. Over the last several years he has designed sound and/or composed music at the New York Theater Workshop, the Hartford Stage, and for the groundbreaking production of Laude in Urbis in Orvieto, Italy, where he is also a performer.
For details of his work in theater, please see the Tour page.
Tony has also worked as production and post-production Sound Engineer for films and Public Service Announcements, for the award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth Bouiss (Pink, White and Blue; Speak Your Mind; Masters of Dissent and others) and for New York Music and Video Productions (PSAs for Children's Health Fund, International Planned Parenthood Federation, American Academy of Dermatology, and many more).