Nick Hallett is a composer, performer, and cultural producer. Whispering Pines 10, an opera collaboration with artist Shana Moulton, has been staged at The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA, The Warhol Museum, and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival. A new cycle of the project is currently being funded by Creative Capital. He is the Music Director and producer of the Joshua Light Show—a team of live cinema artists with roots in the 1960s psychedelia movement—which appears worldwide, and more recently has performed to Hallett’s original soundscores at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium and at the Papalote Digital Dome in Mexico City, as part of the Mutek festival. He has staged a diverse body of work in New York and abroad, from rarely-heard compositions of experimental music (as co-director of the Darmstadt series) and edgier music still at The Kitchen, to his own media rituals of music and light, always involving the human voice, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and PERFORMA, among others. As a vocalist, Hallett has performed music by Anthony Braxton, Susie Ibarra, and Meredith Monk among others. His work has been described as “invaluable” (New Yorker), “ever-compelling” (Time Out New York), and “indispensable” (Capital New York).
CONTACT: nick at harknessav dot org