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Whispering Pines ∞
Nick Hallett is a New York-based composer, vocalist and cultural producer.Artist Bio
Shana Moulton lives and works in Santa Barbara, California. Over the past 18 years she has been developing her ongoing video/performance series Whispering Pines, in which she plays the role of “Cynthia,” both a fictional figure and the artist’s alter ego.Artist Bio
Whispering Pines ∞ is an opera project by artist Shana Moulton and composer Nick Hallett that incorporates performance, interactive video and music. Its creators plan to reshape Whispering Pines 10, a previous collaboration, for the internet in the format of a serial drama, in addition to developing new material for the stage that will expand the live animation techniques and musical vocabulary of its predecessor. Whispering Pines ∞ aspires to create a form of opera that exists across media—from the stage to the gallery to the computer screen. The project is viewable as a website.
New York, NY
Nick Hallett is a composer, vocalist, and cultural producer, who works between the worlds of sound, art, and performance. His ongoing collaboration with Shana Moulton includes the internet soap opera, Whispering Pines 10. Since 2014, he has been music director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, scoring and performing in six evening-length dance-theater works. He received a 2017 New York Dance & Performance “Bessie” Award for Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd, in collaboration with Ishmael Houston Jones and Miguel Gutierrez. As music director to the multimedia artist Joshua White, Hallett was instrumental in producing a decade-long revival of the iconic Joshua Light Show. Hallett’s music has been performed at BAM, The Whitney, The Kitchen, PERFORMA, New Museum, Hayden Planetarium, ISSUE Project Room, and Roulette. He is on the faculties of Eugene Lang College at The New School and School for Visual Art.