Huck Hodge

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Huck Hodge (born 1977, Gainesville, FL) is an American composer of contemporary classical music.

Huck Hodge
Huck Hodge at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek
Born 1977
Era Contemporary

Hodge's music explores the embodied poetics of organized sound, perceptual illusion and the threshold between design and intuition. His output is diverse and comprises a wide range of symphonic, chamber, dance and multimedia works.[1]


Hodge's first musical training took place in Oregon. In 1999 he began a course of study in Germany at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart with funding from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Between 2002 and 2008 he was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at Columbia University where he studied Composition under the instruction of Tristan Murail and Fred Lerdahl.[2]

Hodge is the winner of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship[3] the 2010-2011 Rome Prize, the 2008 Gaudeamus Prize and the Aaron Copland Award from the Bogliasco Foundation. He is an assistant professor of composition at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Catalog of Works[edit]

Unicinium [2014] for microtonal (19-division) trumpet written for Stephen Altoft

Apophenia [2014] for large mixed chamber ensemble and dancers commissioned by the Barlow Endowment and the Rondó Festival with funding from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

Time is the substance I am made of [2013] for 32 singers, computer-realized sound, video, choreography and lighting design commissioned by the National Concert Hall of Taiwan for the Taipei Chamber Singers

Tetzahuitl [2012] for chamber orchestra written for the Talea Ensemble / Contempuls Festival (Prague)

re[(f)use] [2012] for live-processed melodica, amplified string quartet and electronics commissioned by Music at the Anthology

I think that the Root of the Wind is Water [2011] for computer-realized sound commissioned by the American Academy in Rome

pools of shadow from an older sky [2011] for live-processed bent Piano, computer-realized sound and video projection in collaboration with video artist Karen Yasinsky. commissioned by the American Academy in Rome

Départ [2011] for Violin solo written as part of a musical Festschrift for Tristan Murail

from the language of shadows [2010/11] for symphonic wind ensemble, 2 amplified pianos, 3 amplified Contrabasses and silent film. 24-member CBDNA consortium commission

Alêtheia [2010/11] for large chamber ensemble commissioned Muziek Centrum Nederland for l’Ensemble Aleph and Ensemble Insomnio as part of the Laboratoire Instrumental Europeén

Transfigured Etudes [2009]

  • written for the 2010 ISCM World New Music Days, Sydney, Australia

Apparent Motion [2008]

String Quartet [2008]

  • commissioned by the American Composers Forum with funding from the Jerome Foundation

Efflux for Clarinet and Violin [2007]

In Lumine for SATB Choir [2007]

Two Preludes for Harp solo [2007]

Out of a Dark Sea (Fl/Alto Fl, Cl/Bcl, Hrn, Perc, Harp, Pno, Vln, Vcl and Electronics) [2006]

  • commissioned by The Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Gilbert Kalish, Director, as part of the
    19th Annual World Premieres Commission Series

Phantasie for amplified Cello [2006]

  • commissioned by Musik der Jahrhunderte for cellist Adrian Fung as part of the ISCM World New Music Festival, 2006

Remix-Asyla for Large Ensemble [2006]

  • in collaboration with members of Ensemble Modern and the Berlin Philharmonic

A Distant Mirror for Bass Clarinet/Clarinet and Piano [2006]

. . .como un respiro for solo Cello and eleven strings [2005]

Parallaxes for Chamber Orchestra [2005]

Early Lyrics (Sop, Fl, Cl/Bcl, Vln, Vcl, Pno and Electronics) [2004]

Psalm XIII for SSAATTB Choir [2004]

De Nativitate for Piano Quintet [2003]

Between Light and Shade for Flute, Cello and 3 Percussion [2003]

Seeds of Fire for Piano and Computerized Sound [2003]

Zeremonie (version for Large Ensemble, Computerized Sound and Dance) [2002]

  • in collaboration with the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble

The Awakeneing for Full Orchestra [2002]

Zeremonie (for Computerized Sound) [2001]

AntEroica for Piano, Live Electronics and Video Projection [2001]

Kandinsky Studies for Computer-Synthesized Sound (programmed in C Sound) [2001]

String Quintet [2001]

Widerspiegelung | Mirror Image for Tenor Saxophone and Piano [2000]

Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra [1999]

Toccata for Piano solo [1998]


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