We had the good fortune of connecting with Oliver Hall and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Oliver, Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
The values that came from my amazing father are the very essence of the work I do. The musical group I founded called ” Constellations Vibrations” produces original soundtracks for classic silent films and films in general for Gabe Stuntz (CEO) Moonflix https://moonflix.com/. In the future we will compose music for video games, cartoons, audio books, plays etc. Hopefully, opening doors for new talent to work with us in production, composition, writing. Another working relationship I’m very proud of is a software designed to help people with disabilities called ” A.U.M.I” Adaptive Use Musical Instrument. https://press.umich.edu/Books/I/Improvising-Across-Abilities3. It was created by the composer and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros and is designed to help people with mobility problems. I directed and produced some of the interviews with people that were part of the project. The 28 year old children’s show called ” Tungston Turtle” is returning to TV and I’m directing and writing on the series.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8K001-sm7g&t=1s. Educating a new generation of kids with reading, writing, math, science and tons of singing and dancing. Acknowledging nature along the way.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It truly is very simple. I have been able to work on amazing projects because of the magnificent love I have received from my family. Always believing in me when I didn’t believe and having faith in my visions to do something good for people. After nearly dying from asthma attacks and other health problems, I was reminded by loved ones to keep moving forward with love, compassion and humility. I can’t pick one project and say it is my favorite because all of them make me feel that I’m giving something worthwhile to the world. Tungston Turtle is a children’s show educating future generations. A.U.M.I (Adaptive Use Musical Instrument) is helping adults and children with disabilities. The musical group ” Constellations Vibrations” will be helping new artists learn how to compose and produce soundtracks for films. I’m really blessed to be working on such incredible projects. Stan Herd, world renowned Earth Artist that uses materials from the environment to create giant pieces of art that can only really be seen from the sky hired me to help him with the late Senator Bob Dole for a 100th Anniversary sculpture .https://stanherdarts.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8K001-sm7g

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
(1)Locally Owned Zen Zero’s: Amazing Asian Restaurant (2) Liberty Hall: 100 year old music venue and theater (3) Raven: Locally Owned Bookstore (4) Spencer Museum (KU Campus) (5) Haskell Indian Nations University Museum (6) Granada: Music venue (7) The Bottleneck: Music venue where Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Bo Diddley, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins etc. have performed. (8) Locally Owned Genovese Italian Restaurant (9) Locally Owned Mad Greek Restaurant (10) Locally Owned Replay Bar.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My father Herman Hall. My children, Alex, Julia, Dusty, Melissa, Amy. Aunt Ruth Martin, Aunt Beatrice Thornton, Aunt Alice Harper, Aunt Catherine Williams, Aunt Charlie Lee Childs. My uncle Robert Hall, uncle Leon Hall, uncle Leo Hall. Grandmother Oetta Crawford and Grandmother Julia Hall. Cousins Clemmytine Lyday and Alice Duke.

Website: https://stanherdarts.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/olhall/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@moonflix_official https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8K001-sm7g

Other: https://moonflix.com/

Image Credits
Bob Dole Earthwork Image (c) Stan Herd. All other images (c) Oliver Hall Photo of Oliver Hall (c) Rachel Perry

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