Resumé- Music Composition & Performance

Tom Fallat

843 Hiawatha Place South #304

Seattle, Wa 98144

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International affiliation: BMI


Performer, Composer, Director, Producer, Music Arranger, Audio Engineer
Percussion, Voice, Electronics, World Music, Multi-Media, Word Media, Theater

Honors & Awards:

2001 Artist Trust GAP grant to mix CD “Under the Bimba Flowers”
1998 WSAC grant to record CD “Under the Bimba Flowers”
1997 Northwest New Works Festival -- On The Boards, Seattle WA
National Performance Network Showcase -- Seattle, WA
1994 Seattle Arts Commission Individual Artist Award
Invitation to FiESTa 94, Estonia
Invitation to BaltoScandal '94, Estonia
1993 Seattle Arts Commission Individual Artist Award
Invitation to FiESTa 93, Estonia
Northwest New Works Festival -- On the Boards, Seattle WA
1992 Invitation to FiESTa 92 International Music Festival, Parnu, Estonia
1987 Seattle Arts Commission Individual Artist Award

Selected Compositions:

Beyond the Sea (2003)- arrangements and CD recordings of ten songs for singer Norm Culver
Placid Dunce- Working title of collection of 10 original pop songs
Under the Bimba Blossoms (1995-99) music for and co-creation of evening length interdisciplinary interpretation of 11th century Sanskrit poem, for 3 musicians and 5 dancers,
Music for Spree, a feature length film for international distribution, completed 1996
String Quartet # 1 (1995-96) premiered in Seattle WA, by Salieri String Quartet, composer conducting
Kamboja Flowers 1993 performed April 1993 at On the Boards, Seattle WA
Eestibet/Advancing /Retreating for four vocalists/percussionists with tubes, Seattle, April 9th 1993
Trance Gong for four percussionists and Gamelan January 13th 1990, Seattle
Summer of Barking (1990) -- director , composer and performer in full length original performance
Five Dances (Nov 22 1989) director, composer, performer with The New Performance Group & Heidi Drucker
Dances of Spring (March 12th 1988)-- director, composer and performer in full length original performance
Danses Sacree et Profane (1986) -- director, composer and performer in full length original performance
Acceptance for Indonesian Gamelan performed December 7 1986 Seattle, WA
Head of Ed for gamelan and ten performers March 5, 1985, Seattle WA
Lopanateo Corteslo for 16 Musicians performed March 5, 1985, Seattle WA
(over 550 compositions total)

Sound Scores:

Bang Bang Buddha-film score for film by Rustin Thompson (1997)
Spree-- film score for film by Rustin Thompson (1996) televised in over 21 countries
Ghosts of the Mysterious Huberman and Waldock (1994)--film score for film by Adam Buckner
Dragon/Fire Mist (1993) -- dance score for Jeff Bickford
Gemini Rising (1992) -- dance score with Maureen Mehlman
Evidence (1992) -- dance score with Amy Chavasse
Binovision (1974) for director David Meyer --music for multimedia film and slide installation
Listen to the Director in your Headphones (1974)- music for video production
Selected Performance Activity:
Heather Williams Music and Yoga series (2003)-Music Director, arranger and performer
Tabla and harmonium(2002-present) at Samarya Center with Stephanie Hagar
Release (1998)–producer, composer, arranger, musician on Jyoti Shukla’s CD release
Calabash--(1998) –performed as percussionist with Olympia poet Cecily Markham
Gita Govinda (1997--multiple performances as singer, narrator, and percussionist
Bare Bones (June 1995) --performance as member of Alpha Tango with dancer Char Curtis
Gamelan Pacifica (1986-1994) -- composer & performer
Visible Religion (1994) --Multimedia show performer, touring to Seattle, Chicago, and Minneapolis.
Neither Advancing Nor Retreating (1993) -- original full-evening performance
Drop (1992) -- dancer with Heidi Drucker
Entrance (1992-3) Electronic improv duo with Steven Miller
Percussion Quartet -- (1991) Powell, Keliehor, Jakobsdottir
Three Exposures (1990) -- Rowny, Sodd, Jarrad Powell, original music for dance
Wunkyard Flower (1990-91)--original pop music with Rob Eckert, Dan Maguire
Bainbridge Symphony (1987-1989-- timpanist
Cornish Percussion Ensemble (1985-89)--performing member
And the Shadows Sing (1988) -- Composer & performer with Kris Wheeler, Thomasa Eckert
Marat Sade (1988) --actor & musician
Gamelan Pacifica -- Expo '87 performance tour to Vancouver, BC, Canada
Cornish Fusion Ensemble (1986) -- percussionist
University of Pennsylvania Electronic Music Studio (1974-75)--composer
Mikrokosmik Unit (1971-74) -- experimental jazz with pianist Heath Allen
University of Pennsylvania Symphony (1972)--percussionist
Marduk (1967-71) -- original pop music group
New Jersey Youth Symphony (1970) --xylophone soloist, Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin

Selected Work Experience:

Founder and Board Member , President and Treasurer-- Alpha Tango, performing group/non-profit arts organization, 1995-present
Owner and Engineer -- Sound Sound/Savage Fruitarian Productions, Seattle 1990-present
Timpanist -- Bainbridge Symphony, 1987-1989
Assistant Stage Manager -- Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle 1987
Assistant to the Director -- Soundwork NorthWest, Seattle 1986
TV Cameraman -- NBC Network, Westinghouse Broadcasting, KYW TV 3, Dick Pyle, Director, Philadelphia 1976
Station Manager, Program Director, Jazz director, DJ -- WXPN Radio, Philadelphia 1971-75
Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA-- B.A. music composition 1989
University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia, PA-- B.A. world literature 1975
Academy of Musical Arts, Montclair NJ -- Diploma 1963-1971

Private Instruction: and Workshops:

Anthony D’Amico; Principle percussionist – Newark Symphony (1960-62)
Tony Cirone; Principle percussionist – San Francisco Symphony -- Percussion 1963-68
James Rago; Percussionist - Louisville Symphony -- Percussion (1968-70)
Endo Suanda and AW Sutrisna, Faculty - Indonesian Academy of Arts – Gamelan (1987-88)
Janice Giteck; Faculty - Cornish College of the Arts -- Composition (1985-89)
Thomasa Eckert; Faculty - Cornish College of the Arts -- Voice (1985-89)
James Savage; Faculty--Cornish College of the Arts -- Conducting (1988)
Vishal Nagar (1999-present)/Signe Jakobsdottir (1987) -- Tabla
Mike Spiro (1985) Glen Velez (1993) -- Ethnic percussion
Karl Berger, Dave Holland, Art Lande, Malcolm Goldstein, Rinde Eckert, Julian Priester, Karen Shaffman, Heidi Drucker, Vanessa Dewolf (1984-00)-- Improvisation
John Cage, Lou Harrison (1985-92) -- Composition
Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Richard Lehrman, David Hykes, Chloë Goodchild, Amjad Ali Khan (1984-01) – Performance