Modern Singer Magazine is written for singers by singers. The magazine offers a variety of information for readers, from artist showcases to audition tips to advice on updating one’s recital wardrobe, the magazine offers perspectives in all aspects of a singer’s life.
The Modern Singer recently interviewed and featured Juliana Hall. The interview, led by Editor-in-Chief Ellen Hinkle, touched on Hall‘s passion for Art Song, her inspiration for new music, and favorite composition in her catalog.
Hall states, “I write art songs to share poetry. Poets see truth and beauty in even the most ordinary of things and that is what I wish to express… The structure of the text and musical architecture of my song should be in sync in order to express the truth and beauty a particular text illuminates. That truth and beauty is outside of me.” She goes on to reflect on how her technique for inspiring new music has changed over time. When Hall first began composing, she would focus on an image. “When asked to write a song cycle for Dawn Upshaw, I had an image of dark interspersed with light.” Nowadays, Hall turns to her poetry books to “see if anything sticks. The type of voice I am writing for often guides these questions.”