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Nathan Hall

  • Composer and artist

    Residency dates:

    Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays March 5-March 27. Thursdays are "in-office" days, Fridays are "open rehearsal" days, and Sundays feature performances.

    About the Residency:

    My project involves creating music and sound pieces inspired by works in the museum’s permanent collection. There are four components scattered throughout the museum over the course of the residency, including a meditation space near the Calder mobile; a performance inspired by the "American West" paintings; a vocal choir performance using ENGI in the Hamilton building stairwells; and a technological work in the Bridge Connection with multi-channel sound. Some of my explorations invite viewers to actively create the works themselves, taking on the role of a performer, even without musical training. In other pieces, visitors are listener-explorers, making new connections between music, visual art, and the creative process. Some components will be available for visitors to explore on their own, some have fixed performance times and rehearsal schedules for visiting, and still others might just be stumbled upon spontaneously.

    About Nathan:

    Nathan Hall’s works have been called “fearless” in their multifaceted expressions of the composer’s personal and musical identity. Nathan uses music as an artistic medium to explore a variety of fields including science, nature, the fine arts, history, and sexuality. Nathan Hall is a former Fulbright Fellow to Iceland, and holds his Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He holds his BA degree from Vassar College and his MM from Carnegie Mellon University. His works have been performed by groups as diverse as the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Ars Nova Singers, Icelandic choirs, saxophone quartets, and a convention of roller coaster enthusiasts.


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