Tom Hall (electronic musician)

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Tom Hall
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Tom Hall Live at Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle, Australia
Background information
Born (1980-09-12) September 12, 1980 (age 37)
Origin Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
Genres Electronic music, glitch, ambient, electroacoustic, experimental, noise, drone, field recordings
Occupation(s) Musician, artist, producer
Instruments Computer, synthesizer, analog FX, field recordings
Years active 2004–present
Labels Elli Records, Presto!?, hellosQuare, Overlap
Associated acts AXXONN
Website www.tomhall.com.au

Tom Hall is an Australian audio/visual artist, residing in Los Angeles.

Hall's work characterized by field recordings, synthesizer, computer software processing and improvisation, which generates a large range of possible sounds including; melodic rhythms, grainy textures, and drone.

Hall's eclectic works flourish by utilizing a variety of mediums, each that reflect on his varied background and interests. With a strong focus on elements of the 'everyday' Hall's practice involves considered explorations into place, space and time. Drawing inspiration from countless 'peripheral' spaces, Hall focuses on using multiple approaches to engage and recontextualise them to the public.[1]

Hall focuses and uses sound as a means to translate feeling, create hybrid environments and notions of journey. Stylistically these outcomes vary from noise orientated improvisation, to structured drone and melody.

Biography[edit]

Tom Hall is a graduate of The Australian National University with Honours where he majored in Photomedia, studying under the guidance of Dr. Martyn Jolly. During Hall's time at university he spent 1 year abroad (2004) on a scholarship studying sound and moving image at Kyoto Seika University[2] under the guidance of Saburo Hirano and Shinsuke Ina where Hall was introduced Max/MSP.

Hall utilises custom designed software and a variety of unorthodox approaches to combining imagery and sound, producing an array outcomes that have seem him exhibit and perform globally in the past decade. During his career he has completed consecutive residencies at The Perth International Arts Festival, residencies in San Francisco, Netherlands and Japan. Hall has developed a reputation for touring tirelessly having completed multiple tours throughout Australia, Japan, Europe, UK and America. In addition to this Hall has also completed a number of sound based installations and exhibited works globally.

Hall is also the recipient of the 2009 Brisbane Lord Mayors Fellowship that allowed him to complete a four-month residency in San Francisco, USA.

During his career Hall has worked with and played alongside artists such as Steinbruchel, Sawako, Tim Hecker, Jason Khan, Lawrence English, Takashi Kojima, Haco, Birchville Cat Motel, Isis, Health (band), Lichens and Max Cooper.

Hall is also a member of AXXONN. A stream-line electronic music project that transcends pop/electro/doom and noise.

Discography[edit]

  • (2004) Irashai Mase – CD Nightrider Records
  • (2006) Fluere – CD Nightrider Records[3]
  • (2006) Floats – CD Nightrider Records
  • (2008) Cross – CD hellosQuare[4]
  • (2008) Euphonia w/ Lawrence EnglishPresto!?
  • (2010) Past Present, Below – Digital Overlap.org
  • (2011) Distressed – CS Sonoptik
  • (2011) Muted Angels – CS Complicated Dance Steps
  • (2013) Many Days End – CS/CD Sonoptik
  • (2017) True Image – CS (Ltd Ed. 50 released at the LA Art Bookfair)
  • (2017) Fervor – EP Elli Records

Compilations[edit]

  • Various artists – Airport Symphony – Virtual Terminal Room40 – 2007[5]

Collaborations[edit]

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