Huck Hodge writes music that is influenced by the fields of Psychoacoustics and Cognition, eastern and western philosophical inquiry and music of the early Renaissance. He is the winner of the Rome Prize, the Gaudeamus International Composition Prize, the Aaron Copland award from the Bogliasco Foundation and several other awards, honors and commissions from such organizations as the American Composers Forum, the American Liszt Society, ASCAP, CBDNA, Muziek Centrum Nederland and Musik der Jahrhunderte.
Some of his notable collaborations include those with members of Ensemble Modern and the Berlin Philharmonic, the ASKO Ensemble, l’Ensemble Aleph, Ensemble SurPlus, the Scharoun Ensemble, the Afiara String Quartet and the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble. Upcoming engagements for 2011-12 include pieces for the American Composers Orchestra’s new music marathon and the JACK Quartet.
Praised by the New York Times for his “harmonically fresh work…full of both sparkle and thunder,” Hodge has had performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and throughout the world at such festivals as the ISCM World New Music Festival, the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Nuova Consonanza, June in Buffalo, Acanthes, the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival (South Korea), Berliner Festspiele|MaerzMusik and the Wellesley Composers Conference. He has been awarded residencies at the Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities in Italy, the Camargo Foundation in France and the MacDowell Colony.
Hodge received his MA and DMA from Columbia University where his principal teachers were Tristan Murail and Fred Lerdahl. Prior to this, he studied Music Theory and Computer Music at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart with funding from the DAAD.