Nick Hallett was born in 1974 in Boston, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. A composer and vocalist, Hallett works in the overlapping worlds of music, visual art, and performance. He draws on a wide range of seemingly contrasting musical genres—from indie rock to early Romantic to electronica to opera—to create arrangements that deploy the voice as an instrument. Hallett’s first opera, Whispering Pines 10, was composed in collaboration with Shana Moulton. This and his second opera, To Music, are created for multimedia environments, part of Hallett’s cultivation of connections between the music and visual-art worlds.