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Nathan Hall, Artist in Residence, April 2022

BUNNELL STREET ARTS CENTER WELCOMES NATHAN HALL, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, APRIL 2022

Nathan Hall, a multidisciplinary sound and visual artist creates new work reflecting on his site-specific experience in Homer from April 1 -30th.

Homer, Alaska, April 1 – 30th — While in residence at Bunnell, Hall will create new music on Bunnell’s piano and create a layered visual collage featuring music and sound-inspired drawings. He intends to create a sonic “portrait” of Homer: daily patterns of work, life, fishing, and weather, interpreted through music and hand-drawn musical scores, with hopes to also incorporate data from a  collaboration with the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

Nathan Hall is a former Fulbright Fellow to Iceland, a McKnight Visiting Composer (2021), and he holds his Doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) from CU Boulder. Nathan will share the exhibit space with a fellow resident artist, Jesse Enger, in a simultaneous exhibition.

Nathan Hall would love to meet local musicians and composers, please contact nathanalanhall@gmail.com.

Hailed as a “seriously talented composer” by the Denver Post, Nathan Hall’s works have been deemed “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. 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. Other works are inspired by the composer’s sexuality and experiences as a gay man, creating a special intimacy between performer, place, and audience.

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (AIR) features Alaska, national and international artists for residencies of varying lengths, from one week to one month. The program has evolved with support from Rasmuson Foundation, US Artists, Homer Foundation, ArtPlace America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Today, it is primarily supported by private donors, foundation grants, and application fees.

Artist Talk: Friday, April 1, 6pm @ Bunnell. FREE

Inspiration and Adaptation: What’s so important about artist residencies? Friday April 8th, 12n Facebook Live

Bunnell Arts by Air Broadcast Concert: Friday, April 15, 7pm @ Bunnell. Tickets sliding scale ($15 – $30) at https://bunnell-street-arts-center.square.site/concerts

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