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Paul Gallister

Artistic Major(s): Media Music


  • Music and Artis University of the City of Vienna (MUK): Studied the guitar with Claus Spechtl
  • University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW): Media Composition with Martin Lichtfuss and Reinhard Karger 

Work Experience

Paul Gallister works as a composer for movies, TV and other media. He also works as a producer, arranger, guitarist, keyboardist in the area of popular music and publishes pieces in the area of electronic music. 

Work (Selected Examples)

  • Music for the ARTE Documentary Putins Olympia, produced by Saxonia Entertainment/Satel Film 
  • Composition, orchestration and choir arrangements for the album Helvetios by Eluveitie 
  • Music for the short film Spitzendeckchen by Dominik Hartl 
  • Music for the live computer graphics demonstration Pixel Noir by Heinrich Fink and Thomas Weber (Technical University Vienna) 
  • Soundtrack and theme song of the ORF/ARD series Das Glück dieser Erde, produced by Satel Film 
  • Musical lead of the theatre play UBU-Komplex by David Mayaan in the Schauspielhaus Vienna 
  • Musical director for the theater projects Familientisch Teil 2 and Teil 3 by David Mayaan in the Schauspielhaus Vienna 
  • Music, sound design and production of the video game Cubophobia by Heinrich Fink and Anton Frühstück 
  • Musical director, live keyboardist and live guitarist for the "Armin Beyer Band" (Starmania NG) 

Teaching & Research

  • Since 2012: JAM MUSIC LAB
  • Since 2014: Teaching media composition at the Music University Vienna 
  • Since 2011: Lecturer in texture and orchestration at the School of Entertainment & Technology Wien (SET) for the applied science course Media Composition 


Publications and Achievements