An internationally acclaimed composer, violinist and musical director, Michael Galasso began his professional career composing the score for Robert Wilson's The Life and Times of Josef Stalin. He has also worked with Lucinda Childs, Andy DeGroat and other choreographers. He wrote his first film score for the Swiss director Francis Reusser's Seuls (1981), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1994, Wong Kar-Wai selected a piece of his music for the soundtrack of Chungking Express. His current main activities are composing for film, dance and theatre and collaborations with visual artists. His piece on the soundtrack of In the Mood for Love was written expressly for the film.

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