Discipline: Music Composition

Huck Hodge

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Seattle, WA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Huck Hodge is a composer of “harmonically fresh work,” “full of both sparkle and thunder” (The New York Times). At once intellectual and viscerally poetic, his music negotiates the many unseen connections between aesthetics, ethics, perceptual illusions, and diverse literary and philosophical traditions. His major awards include the Charles Ives Living from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Rome Prize, the Gaudeamus Compositieprijs, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and commissions from the Koussevitky and Fromm Foundations, the Barlow Endowment, Music at the Anthology, and the Siemens Musikstiftung. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at numerous festivals throughout the world — the New York Philharmonic Biennial, Berliner Festspiele, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Shanghai New Music Week, and many others. His musical collaborations include those with members of Ensemble Modern and the Berlin Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, the ASKO/Schönberg, Dal Niente, and Talea ensembles, and the Daedalus, JACK, Mivos, and Pacifica string quartets. He is working on a "post-apocalyptic" percussion concerto that will explore the fragile relationship of human culture to the natural world.



Huck Hodge worked in the MacDowell studio.

Built in 1912, Pine Studio was renamed MacDowell Studio in 1943 in recognition of support from a group of Edward MacDowell’s music students. It was built as a composers’ studio and the stuccoed walls were intended to be soundproof. Like many of the studios on property, MacDowell was winterized in the 1950s when the program began welcoming…

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