Richard Hall is an active composer, musician and educator based in central Texas. You can contact via email at richallmusic@gmail.com
       
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2017  
December 2017

Richard D. Hall was commissioned to arrange eight pieces (50 minutes of music) for the Starlight Symphony Orchestra's 2017 Christmas Concert held at the Hays Performing Arts Center in Kyle, TX.
   
December 2017

Richard D. Hall composed and performed the music for the large 20 minute dance work titled "The JUSTICE Project," directed by Darla Johnson and Nicole Wesley. According to program notes, "'The JUSTICE Project' celebrates the authentic artistic voice and embraces the transformation that arises at the intersection of self and community." It was featured at the dance perfrormance titled "In Search of Mercy," showcasing works dealing with social injustices.

   
November 2017

  Richard D. Hall was one of the featured faculty performers at Texas State University's "First Light; Faculty Showcase." Music faculty presented a variety of European and American vocal and instrumental chamber music of 18th through 21st centuries. Richard performed his original composition "Wild-er-ness" utilizing real-time manipulations of drone sounds, live flute-lopping, live video manipulation and percussion. Percussion professor Bobby Lopez performed as well.
   
November 2017

The short, drama film, "Til Death Do Us Part," was accepted into the Studio City International Film Festival Film Festival in Hollywood, CA. The film was directed by Immanuel Baldwin and stars Michael Trojanowski & Charito Mertz. Richard D. Hall composed the music for the film.

   
November 2017

The short, drama film, "Til Death Do Us Part," was accepted into the Clifton Film Celebration Film Festival in Clifton, VA. The film was directed by Immanuel Baldwin and stars Michael Trojanowski & Charito Mertz. Richard D. Hall composed the music for the film.
   
October 2017

Richard D. Hall performed at Story Mixer:Farm to Fable, in Austin, TX. Ther festive fall celebration featured all the ingredients of a proper autumnal story mixer:  Ghost Storytelling, Folk Music, Pumpkin Carving, Raffle Prizes, Craft Beers, and more. "When Clarissa Tried To Steal The Amulet," a prequel for the "When Wade Tried To Save The World" series, was performed. It was writeen and narrated by Mark Gifford and Todd Wright. Richard wrote and performed the score and also did live sound effects.

   
September 2017

“Wild-er-ness“ is a collaborative work between German dancer/choreographer Heike Salzer, Texas State University Dance Department Head Michelle Nance, Texas State University dance video-choreographer Ana Baer and composer Richard D. Hall. The music consists of real-time manipulations of drone sounds, live flute-lopping and percussion. The dance performance notes state, “Inspired by the lushness of the North Yorkshire Moors, WECreate Productions embarks on a new exploration of space. ‘Wild-er-ness’ is a blend of site specific and site adaptive material intimately woven into a multidisciplinary performance in the intersection of dance, video, music and fashion design.” The piece premiered on September 23, 2017, at the International Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Richard performed the music live during the premier.

   
September 2017

The short, drama film, "Til Death Do Us Part," was accepted into the Milwaukee Short Film Festival. The film was directed by Immanuel Baldwin and stars Michael Trojanowski & Charito Mertz. Richard D. Hall composed the music for the film.
   
August 2017

The video dance piece, "The Wall," was accepted as an offical selection into the AM Egypt Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt. The film was produced, filmed and edited by Aana Baer, conceived and and directed by Michelle Nance and Ana Baer and features dancer Michelle Nance. Richard D. Hall composed the music along with sound editing and sound design.

   
August 2017

The video dance piece, "The Wall," was accepted as an offical selection into the Cine Club Sandwich Film Festival in Puebla, Mexico. The film was produced, filmed and edited by Ana Baer, conceived and and directed by Michelle Nance and Ana Baer and features dancer Michelle Nance. Richard D. Hall composed the music along with sound editing and sound design.

   
August 2017
  The video dance piece, "The Wall," was accepted as an offical selection into the Miami Epic Film Festival. Performance notes: "After the 2016 US Presidential Election, Street Artist Leeve created an installation called The Subway Therapy Wall, where thousands of citizens voiced their thoughts and feelings by writing and sharing them creating a wall of post it notes at the 14th Street Subway Station in NYC. The wall keeps growing with every note that gets posted, just like Leeve suspected,'New yorkers need a place to vent their emotions'. Thousands of sticky notes came down on Friday, Dec, 16, 2016 marking the end of one of the most significant public expressions of emotion in response to the presidential election results." The film was produced, filmed and edited by Aana Baer, conceived and and directed by Michelle Nance and Ana Baer and features dancer Michelle Nance. Richard D. Hall composed the music along with sound editing and sound design.
   
June 2017
  The short, drama film, "Til Death Do Us Part," premiered at the Logan Theater in Chicago. The film was directed by Immanuel Baldwin and stars Michael Trojanowski & Charito Mertz. Richard D. Hall composed the music for the film.
   
April 2017

Richard D. Hall directed the Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble 2017 Spring concert featuring experimental, structured improvisations with acoustic instruments, laptop computers and live digital video art.

 
   
April 2017

Richard D. Hall directed the Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble performance for the Merge Dance Company at the “Irretrievable” performance at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. The group performed experimental, structured improvisations utilizing percussion, double bass, acoustic guitars and power tools. Richard's new piece for dance, "what belongs to now…" was premiered as well. It was commissioned by the Merge Dance Company.
   
March 2017
Richard D. Hall performed at VISCERA, a cross-pollination performance of live painting, dancing and music; an innovative performance featuring Transient Dance Collective, Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble, and visual arts students.
   
February 2017

 

  Richard D. Hall’s ambient electronic piece "Rain Delay" for three electric guitars and video projection was performed at the 2017 NACUSA Texas Chapter Conference on February 18 at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. Performers included Richard, Shawn Jones, and Francisco De La Rosa.
   
February 2017

Richard D. Hall, along with Lisa Westerbeck and Ruthi Caldwell, presented an interactive poster session at the Health Scholar Showcase at Texas State University. The poster feature Dr. Tom Clark's Origami Project: "A series of free public events in gallery format providing opportunities to experience music and related visual images designed specifically for serenity and meditation in an informal, tranquil environment."