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  • Neville Hall

  • Born: 1962
  • Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer


Neville Hall was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1962. He studied composition at Auckland University from 1987-91 with John Rimmer and John Elmsly, graduating MMus with First Class Honours in 1991. On completing university, Neville travelled to Europe where he attended summer schools and private lessons with a number of prominent composers including Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough, Witold Lutoslawski and Gerard Grisey. His works have been performed at festivals and concerts in Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand, and have received a number of international awards including a Menzione d’Onore in the 16th Concorso International “Luigi Russolo”, in 1995, and a Recommendation in the Paris Rostrum of Composers, in 2001. Since 1993, Neville has lived in Ljubljana, Slovenia where he is active as a free-lance composer.

Source: Neville Hall, June 2007

Selected Works

a splinter of silence in the belly of time for string quartet and clarinet  
and the snow's lace is spread there like sea foam for mixed chamber sextet  
and the sound went up like smoke for two amplified vibraphones with four players  
and, out of nothing, a breathing, hot breath on my ankles for solo flute  
beneath the veil of silence for clarinet, alto sax, violin, cello and piano  
darilo miniature for two cellos  
from a single point for chamber quintet  
Kontinuum I for saxophone quartet  
Kontinuum II for solo violin  
Mir for SATB choir with alto saxophone  


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