Composer, violist and vocalist Hannah Selin juxtaposes acoustic instruments with electronic sounds, field recordings and recorded interviews to imagine new and unlikely sound-spaces. Her compositions range from solo instrumental and chamber music with and without electronics, to songs, music for dance, orchestral music and sound installations. Six Narratives, a new song cycle based on poems by Adrienne Rich, will be premiered by the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra in May 2019. Hannah was selected as a 2018 resident at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She has received commissions from the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, One Quiet Plunge, saxophonist Carlos Gontijo, and violists Karen Ritscher and Kallie Ciechomski, and was a finalist in the 2016 Verdant Vibes Call for Scores. After receiving the 2015 Miriam Gideon Award for excellence in the study of musical composition, Hannah was selected as Composer-In-Residence with the Brooklyn College Orchestra in the spring of 2016. Hannah has studied composition with Wang Jie, Tonia Ko, Per Bloland and Missy Mazzoli, viola with Karen Ritscher, Robert Vernon and C.J. Chang, and voice with Fay Victor.
Hannah performs frequently throughout New York City with ensembles including Ensemble Mise-En, Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, Delphi Chamber Orchestra, SeraSymphony and IconiQ Strings, as well as her band, GADADU, at venues including Carnegie Hall, Roulette, BAM and Le Poisson Rouge. With GADADU, Hannah has participated in residencies at Avaloch Farm Music Institute and at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. In 2006, Hannah won first place in the Philadelphia Viola Society Competition.
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