Photo by A. Swidler

Composer, violist and vocalist Hannah Selin juxtaposes acoustic instruments and voices with electronics and field recordings to create strikingly vibrant soundworlds. Her music delves into the inner life of sounds: scintillating sound-masses interact in unexpectedly moving ways, and instruments merge and separate to create sounds beyond their own.

Hannah has received commissions and awards from Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, ASCAP, One Quiet Plunge, Collide-O-Scope Music, inEnsemble, percussionist Lucas Conant, and violists Karen Ritscher and Kallie Ciechomski. She was selected as a 2018 resident at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and her score for short film 222, directed by Delfine Paolini, was nominated for the 2018 Peer Raben Music Award at the Soundtrack Cologne Festival. Hannah has collaborated with choreographers Ellenore Scott (Broadway Dance Center) and Lydia Hance (Frame Dance Productions). Her sound installations have been featured at Metropolitan Gallery 250 in Philadelphia, PA and the Tower Hill School in Wilmington, DE, where she collaborated with visual and textile artist Anne Yoncha.

Hannah is a founding member and lead vocalist in GADADU, a multi-genre songwriting project comprised of vocals, viola, synths, trumpet, tenor sax, bass and drums. The band released their second album, Outer Song, in October 2018 on Birdwatcher Records. As a violist, Hannah performs with orchestras and new music ensembles throughout the New York metropolitan area. Hannah is also a founding member and violist in Xanthoria Quartet, a string quartet dedicating to bringing new music to life. She is currently based between New York and Philadelphia, where she is pursuing her PhD in composition as a University Fellow at Temple University.

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