Hatfarm is a Portland-based music production company founded by Joel Pickard in 2003, creating original music for dance, theater, film, and commercial use. Pickard has an MA in Composition from Mills College in Oakland, CA where he studied with Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, and Pauline Oliveros. He has a BA in Music from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN where he studied classical guitar. One of his most recent interests has been developing a non-traditional language on the pedal steel guitar, an instrument long relegated to providing the weeping backdrop to generations of country music ballads. In addition to freelance work, Joel is active as a performer in both solo and group settings. See the NEWS page for show details.

2604 SE 48th Ave.
Portland, OR 97206
tele: 971-255-1503