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

Hannah’s music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and soloists including Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, One Quiet Plunge, Chromic Duo, inEnsemble, Collide-O-Scope Music, Frame Dance Productions, 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 co-founder and lead singer with the band GADADU, a cross-genre songwriting project. The band released their second album, Outer Song, in October 2018 on Birdwatcher Records. As a violist, Hannah performs with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the New York metropolitan area. She is a founding member of Xanthoria Quartet, a string quartet dedicated to bringing new music to life. Hannah 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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