Born in Toronto in 1985, Alec Hall lives and works in New York City as an independent composer. His music is centered on the nature of acoustic materials in the post-Avant-Garde musical landscape. Through samples, field recordings and other representational elements of sound, Hall engages both conceptually and aesthetically with important non-musical subjects, such as labor conditions in China, environmental destruction in Canada, state violence and civil disobedience in America, the Internet, animal cognition, (un)wellness, and beyond. The result is a sweeping body of work that crosses traditional boundaries, including instrumental and vocal pieces with and without electronics, orchestral compositions, experimental opera, architectural environments, kinetic installations, and intermedia pieces. He has had works performed by the Bozzini Quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Proton Bern, Ensemble SurPlus, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, the JACK Quartet, ICE, Talea, Either/OR, TAK, Wet Ink, Continuum, Ekmeles, Schallfeld, Mivos Quartet and soloists Patrick Higgins, Séverine Ballon, Stephane Ginsburgh, among others. Hall is the co-founder of Qubit and currently serves as an artistic director. His work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the Fromm Foundation, Arts Council Norway, the New York State Council on the Arts, the French American Cultural Exchange, New Music USA, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and Das Land Steiermark. He holds a DMA from Columbia University and an MA from UC San Diego.