Richard D. Hall directed the Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble at the closing of "Espacios Latentes/Latent Spaces," the first solo exhibition of site-specific screendance works by Ana Baer Carrillo. The program included improvised electronic and acoustic works, studetn pieces and a performance of a selection from "Music for Airports" by Brian Eno.
Richard D. Hall directed the Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble at the opening of "Espacios Latentes/Latent Spaces," the first solo exhibition of site-specific screendance works by Ana Baer Carrillo. The exhibition took place at the The Texas State Galleries October 24-November 16.
Richard D. Hall composed music for the dance piece "Enginography" with choregrpahy by Kaysie Sietz Brown, projection design by Andrew McIntyre and lighting design by Scott Vandenberg. The piece was commissioned by the Texas State University Department of Dance and was premeried at the Texas State University Opening Door Dance Theater's production "Avante: Imagination, Ingenuity, Innovation."
Richard D. Hall presented at the 2018 61st College Music Society/ Association for Technology in Music Instruction/ National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Nation Conference in Vancouver, B.C. Richard presentation was '“How Clear, How Lovely Bright”: A Performance of Live Electro-acoustic Music and Digital Video Art.'
Richard D. Hall composed the music for the two video dance pieces "Homemaker," and "The Wall." Both pieces were selected into the Festival Guiar Screendance International Festival in Pernambuco, Brazil. Both films were prodcued and edited by Ana Baer and feature dancer Michelle Nance. Baer and Nance created the choreography.
Richard D. Hall was commissioned by Barton Middle School in Kyle, TX, to compose "Honored Guest, Going to the Sun," a score commissioned in memoriam for former HCISD Assistant Band Director Dr. Dulane Aaberg. The Wind Ensemble enjoyed a consulting visit from Richard in final preparations for the premier performance. The ensemble was directed by Mr. BJ Sayger.
The video dance piece, "Homemaker," was accepted into the dance conference “Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance” at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.. 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 composed the music along with sound editing and sound design.
"THE WALL" has been chosen to be screened in the very first “Dance on Film” component of Austin Dance Festival 2018. 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 composed the music along with sound editing and sound design.
"Hitch-Glitch-Snag" has been chosen to be screened at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, TX, as part of San Antonio’s Contemporary Art’s Month’s exhibits. The film was produced, filmed, edited and choreographed by Ana Baer. Richard composed the music.
Richard D. Hall peformed the music for the JUSTICE Project at the Austin Community College Guest Artist Concert. 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." Richard also composed the music for the work and created the live digital-video backgrounds.
Richard D. Hall performed the music for "Wild-er-ness" at the Spring 2018 Merge Dance Company's "Resilent" Show. “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. Richard also composed the music.
Richard D. Hall was one of several faculty performers at Texas State University's "Stars At Night Faculty Showcase" which featured the music of composer Dr. Thomas Clark. Richard performed live digital-art featuring visual manipulations of photographs. These visulas accompanied Dr. Clark's electronic pieces "Falling Water" and "Suspira."