Composer and artist Nathan Hall has been called "a try-anything aural dreamer with the skills and programming genius to mount ideas both intriguing and outrageous” (Westword Magazine). Nathan uses music as an artistic medium to explore a variety of fields including science, nature, the fine arts, history, and sexuality. There is an emotional resonance present in all of Nathan’s works, from his traditional classical pieces for chamber ensembles to experimental electronic pieces, sound sculptures, and multimedia projects. Nathan’s drive for making site-specific work is tied to his passions for travel and cultural exchange, while other works are inspired by the composer’s sexuality and experiences as a gay man, creating a special intimacy between performer, place, and audience.
Nathan Hall was born in 1982 in Springville, New York and currently lives and works in Denver. He received a BA from Vassar College, MM from Carnegie Mellon and his Doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) from CU Boulder. His works have been performed and exhibited in 14 countries and 12 US States, by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Buntport Theater, Tenth Intervention, GALA Choruses, Playground Ensemble, The Gay/Lesbian Chorus of San Francisco, Icelandic choirs, pianist Adam Tendler, a convention of roller coaster enthusiasts, and porn star Dirk Caber, among others. Recent residencies have included Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA), Skaftfell Art Center (Seyðisfjörður, Iceland), and Denver Art Museum's first Creative in Residence. He was a Fulbright Fellow to Iceland and a McKnight Visiting Composer. He is currently Adjunct faculty in Music Composition at the University of Denver.