Andrew Hall is a composer, performer and researcher based in South London. His original compositions have been performed across the UK and Europe, and featured in broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. His work is characterised by an exploration of the boundary between the fixed and the indeterminate, and incorporates everything from music for large ensembles to self-generating sound installations.
Since 2011, medical themes have become central to several of Andrew’s works: an example of this is ‘Kafka’s Wound’, a 3-month long online sound piece that sought to reflect the deterioration of an untreated wound in the sonic degradation of a recorded piece of music. In February 2016, Andrew became Musician in Residence for CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he continues to work as Music and Sound Research Lead. In this time he has developed several touch-screen music tools for use with stroke patients, created bespoke music and sound art for various areas in the hospital, and established new participatory music-making activities for patients.
You can find out more about Andrew’s work at his website: www.andrewhallmusic.co.uk
At the end of the conference Andrew will be contributing a musical performance relating to cell regeneration and surgery.