Roles in Archive: Artist
Nick Hallett is a musician and curator working in the intersection of sound, moving image, and live performance. Hallett’s projects encompass singing various genres of new music (from opera to cabaret to extended vocal technique), composing for film and theater, and staging new-media performance. He originated the band PLANTAINS, which from 2000 until 2003 operated as a live multimedia act, incorporating electronic music and video. His New York opera debut was in 2005 at the Kitchen in Susie Ibarra’s Shangri-La at The Kitchen. He has since presented several music-based multimedia concerts at The Kitchen, in addition to singing the music of Arthur Russell there as part of a shared bill in 2008. He sang music from Meredith Monk’s Our Lady of Late at the closing ceremonies for Performa07. He is the co-curator of the Darmstadt series, which is regularly recognized in the New York Times and Time Out New York for its innovative programming of new music, in addition to being the producer and music curator for the Joshua Light Show. He has two original music-theater works in development, one with playwright Jessica Blank (The Exonerated, Iraq Refugee Project) and another with video-performance artist Shana Moulton (Whispering Pines).