Bio & List of Works

Hal Kelly is a composer, producer and performer based in Bristol who makes electronic music for screen and stage, has self-released two experimental pop albums, and has experience in acting, performance art, sound art and 3D animation. Beginning their career in the Bristol theatre scene, they quickly found a niche in straddling the roles of musical director and on-stage performer, using their skills in piano playing alongside electronic music production to provide a versatile range of styles depending on the needs of the show. After living in Glasgow for two years to study Contemporary Performance, they moved back down south to enrol on the Digital Music and Sound Arts degree at the University of Brighton. Here they expanded their understanding of experimental music and sound design. They have now combined their various skillsets to develop their first solo show Listen To Your World, an immersive live-art mindfulness experience in which they portray an alien visiting Earth.

 

 

Theatre & Performance

  • Listen To Your World, Hal Kelly                                           2022

       Sole Creator & Performer

  • Stuck On My Eyes, Bum Note                                              2021 - present

       Musical Director & Performer

  • Moist, Moist, Moist, Chris White & Hal Kelly                     2018 - present

       Musical Director & Performer

  • Said and Done, Sugarscratch Theatre                                2017

       Musical Director

  • Then Again, Tremolo Theatre                                              2017

       Musical Director & Performer

  • Various Shows, Closer Each Day Company                       2016 - present

       Improvising Musician

  • Odyssey, Bristol Old Vic Outreach                                      2016

       Musical Director

  • Under A Cardboard Sea, Bristol Old Vic Outreach           2016

       Assistant Composer

  • Ghost Opera, FellSwoop Theatre                                        2015

       Performer

  • Spill, Propolis Theatre                                                           2015 - 2017

       Musical Director & Performer

 

Moving Image

  • Talk To Me                                                                               2021

       Animation, Concept & Music

  • Button Basher                                                                        2021

       Music & Foley

  • Me, Myself & Edgar                                                               2018

       Music & Starring

 

Sound Art

  • SOUNDER Postcards                                                             2022

       Presented by SOUNDER at Sound Art Brighton festival.

  • Soundskating                                                                         2022

       Presented by SOUNDER at Sound Art Brighton festival.

 

Other Music

  • We Come in Peace                                                                2021 - present

       Improvised electronic music with Esme Wright. Gigs at the Rosehill & Rialto Theatre in Brighton

  • Ears Eaten                                                                              2020

       Psychedelic electronic solo album. Released on Bandcamp

  • Like A Liquid                                                                          2019

       Psychedelic dream pop solo album. Released on all platforms. Launch gig at The Flying Duck, Glasgow

 

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Digital Music and Sound Arts                             2022

       University of Brighton

  • CertHE Contemporary Performance Practice                  2018

       Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • ‘Made In Bristol’ Devised Theatre Training                       2015

       Bristol Old Vic