Helen Hall was born in Montreal. From an early age she has been fascinated with sound and vibration, and studied classical guitar and composition at the University of British Columbia, and at McGill University in Montreal. Her music is inspired by acoustic principles of resonance, harmonics, and tuning, the avant garde Jazz tradition of John Coltrane, and the traditions of Eastern Orthodox chant. It has been performed and broadcast in North America and Europe, and has been featured on CBC Radio’s Two New Hours, Radio- Canada’s Musique Actuelle, Le Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, New York’s Bang on a Can, Sonic Disturbance Festival of Sound in Ohio and the Subtropic Music Festival in Florida. She has received commissions from Hemispheres Orchestra, The Music Gallery (Toronto), Le Grand Ensemble de Saxophones de Montréal, S.O.I.L. (Belgium) and is an asssociate composer of the Canadian Music Centre.