Morten Halle

Born7 Oct. 1957
FunctionsComposer, Musician
NationalityNorwegian
GenderMale

About Morten Halle

Morten Halle (born 1957 in Oslo) is a jazz musician (saxophone) and composer. He has taken part in theatre productions at The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Bergen International Festival. His projects include Oscar and the Lady in Pink at The Norwegian Theatre, Chet spiller ikke her* (Chet doesn't play here) at Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio Drama Department and Container of Dreams for Teater Innlandet.

Ove Alexander Jamt Dahl, Morten Halle, Christine Lohre and Olav Nordhagen received The Hedda Award 2017 in the best audiovisual design category for video design, sound design, stage design and lighting design respectively, for the production Grounded, produced by Teater Innlandet in collaboration with Nordland Theatre and Franzisca Aarflot Productions.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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    The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Dahl, Halle, Lohre and Nordhagen:

    "When theatre is at its best, the singular elements flow together into a whole. Then, we get to experience that just this play had to be conveyed just like this, just now. This year's winnerin the category of best audiovisual design is small in format, but great in artistic skill. In close collaboration with the other elements of the performance, the stage design, video and sound design create images both suggesting and expanding the understanding of the material. Music and sound design become part of a whole in which drama and tenderness, sense of adventure and longing find their expressions without overdoing the effects."

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    The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

    The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017

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