La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Musician, Composer
Country: Australia
At La Macina: 2024

Vicki Hallett is a musician, field recordist, sound artist, composer and educator. She seeks spaces with limited anthropogenic sounds including infrasound interactions. Her focus is to document and record the everdiminishing habitats and species of our planet. Highlighting unique sounds from the micro to the macro, Hallett utilises sounds we rarely or can not hear. She has composed, produced and performed in live concerts, international conferences, solo recordings and videos ranging from chamber music to exploratory work with sound art, meditations and the Elephant Listening Project. With an ongoing quest for sonic immersion and creative compositional devices with authenticity and inspiration she delves into an organic landscape of sound. Hallett records sounds and creates works which open the senses to rarely heard sounds existing within the environment and explore the spaces between hearing music and sound as a cultural experience and the aural vibration, not only within the being but beyond. She is fascinated by questions such as: How do our sounds impact our own beings and how do they impact ecosystems? How does another being perceive but a human may not? How do different animals in the same ecosystem tune into different environmental signals and how are these signals fundamental to their communication and signification? Hallett travels the world recording nature’s sounds as well as performing in acoustically interesting environments including Mabolel Rock (South Africa) with a pod of Hippopotami, and in the Amazon. Vicki Hallett is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and the University of Melbourne with a Graduate Diploma in Education. She has studied clarinet with Philip Michel, Dr Peter Clinch, Pamela Bloom, Robert Schubert, Oscar Ramspek, Nancy Braithwaite and Reinier Hogerhiejde.































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