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Neville Hall

Composer, Performer

Born: 1962

Biography

Neville Hall was born in 1962 in Wellington, New Zealand. 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 freelance composer.

Recent premieres include Covered with close-webbed mist (2014) for chamber quartet, which was premiered at the 2017 Pan Music Festival in Seoul and selected for the 2018 ISCM World Music Days in Beijing, where it was performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble.


Composed (62)

a splinter of silence in the belly of time

for string quartet and clarinet, 15m


all of a whiteness

for bass clarinet, horn and cello, 3m


and the sound went up like smoke

for two amplified vibraphones, 9m


and the wave concealed her, dark mass of great water

for orchestra, flute and ensemble, 10m


beneath the veil of silence

for mixed chamber quintet and piano, 8m


Branching

for clarinet, harp and cello, 4m


But buried dust and rusted skeleton

for bass flute and bass clarinet, 6m


Configuration

for chamber orchestra, 10m


Covered with close-webbed mist

for chamber quartet, 6m


crystal variations

for piano, 5m


darilo

for two cellos, 1m


et j’entendis des voix

for solo accordion, 5m


Evolving Music

for chamber ensemble, 22m


eye-glitter out of black air 1

for wind quintet, 10m


eye-glitter out of black air 2

for wind quintet, 10m


eye-glitter out of black air 3

for wind quintet and orchestra, 21m


Flaking the black soft water

for orchestra, 9m


from a single point

for chamber quintet, 11m


Glass-glint of wave

for string quartet, 15m


in the folds of silence 1

for two flutes, 12m


in the folds of silence 2

for two violins, 13m


It Begins...

for chamber ensemble, 5m


kontinuum I

for saxophone quartet, 13m


kontinuum II

for violin, 13m


lifeless air become sinewed

for bassoon, 7m


lithe sinews of water

for chamber orchestra, 6m


Mir

for SATB choir and alto saxophone, 4m


not a lost shimmer of sunlight

for orchestra, 8m


now ivory stillness

for clarinet, 5m


Octet: Infiltration

for chamber octet, 5m


Or looked back to the flowing

for large orchestra, 14m


ply over ply, thin glitter of water

for chamber quintet, 16m


Reflexive

for alto saxophone and electronic sounds, 9m


six preludes and a postlude

for chamber sextet, 15m


some points in time, book 1

for saxophone, 17m


the crystal funnel of air 1

for two saxophones, 6m


the crystal funnel of air 2

for two saxophones, 6m


the cut cool of the air

for nine players, 14m


the liquid and rushing crystal

for chamber ensemble, 10m


the night recalls each flickering silence

for flute and string quartet, 7m


The shadow eddying fluid

for two cellos, 5m


the sound a gemmed light 1

for brass quintet, 6m


the sound a gemmed light 2

for brass octet, 6m


the way thoughts transfigure

for tenor sax, violin and piano, 12m


the way time accumulates

for chamber septet, 13m


throwing the ladder away

for piano, 13m


time's distance

for chamber septet, 17m


Union

for clarinet sextet, 7m