Casey Hale

I am a composer, producer, guitarist and researcher, working at the intersections of cultural studies, music theory and technology. I have two decades experience writing concert works for orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists, with premieres in North America and Europe. My current projects focus on music technology and contemporary production, exploring the extended harmonic and melodic resources of microtonality in live and studio settings. My research engages music cognition and perception, queer theory, Black studies and American studies. I have several years experience teaching in higher education in the United States and United Kingdom, and currently live in Bristol, UK.

You can find my music on Bandcamp, and my recent article on microtonality and queer theory is available online at the British Music Collection. My concert works appear on recordings by trumpeter Stephen Altoft (RASP, Microtonal Projects, 2018) and guitarist Tolgahan Çoğulu (The Art of Silence, P-ART, 2018), and my composition Not Silent (2017) is published by Edition Zalzal. My article on William Parker's project The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield is available from the journal Jazz Perspectives, and my doctoral thesis on revisionist projects by African American improvisers is freely accessible online at CUNY Academic Works.