Scott F. Hall (USA)

strong>Scott F. Hall
Interview for SIP – SoundLAB Interview project
participant in
VideoChannel – [self]~imaging
artists portraying themselves in film & video

short bio:
Scott F. Hall has experimented with sound as an art form for exhibition (sonic art) for 20 years. His first attempts in 1985 involved ping-pong multitrack recording onto a pair of ordinary cassette decks. Initially, he also composed unregistered, layered sound pieces by recording repeatedly onto telephone answering machine loop tapes. At that time, he used an electric guitar, a sampling keyboard, and several homemade analog electronic tone generators as his main performance tools (instruments).

Today, Hall chooses to use digital multitrack recording technology and a variety of instruments including bass guitar, samplers and synthesizers, percussion, and effects, but the enigmatic and typically brief “sound sculpture” he creates remains as always heavily layered, diverse in aural and musical reference, and rich in tone, timbre, and texture. Hall’s sonic art is more than just so much recorded noise. It is harmonious, “picturesque”, and quite listenable.

Hall is Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Art Department at the University of Central Florida. His works in sound, sculpture, film, and graphics have been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, and Romania.

Scott F. Hall participates in

  • SoundLAB
  • 2009
    SoundLAB VI – sonic art project environments
    soundPOOL – a challenge for imagination

    SoundLAB – Edition V
    soundStory – sound as a tool for storytelling
    curated by Melody Parker-Carter

    Edition IV – Memoryscapes
    edition04.n m’scape 11

    Edition II
    curated by Melody Parker-Carter