tags: Huck Hodge

April 18 FACE OFF: JACK QUARTET + QUARTET NEW GENERATION

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The first night of the festival pits two extraordinary quartets: the JACK string quartet, (David Patrick Stearns (Philadelphia Inquirer) proclaimed their performance as being “among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience,” and NPR listed their performance as one of “The Best New York Alt-Classical Concerts Of 2010”; and Quartet New Generation, a recorder – yes, recorder! – collective, the likes of which you
have not heard, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “mind-blowing” and First Prize Winners of the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition. MATA commissions two talented young composers: Huck Hodge, the 2011 Rome Prize winner, to write a new work from the JACK Quartet, and the Shanghai-based Yi Qin to write for QNG. We begin each night of the festival with one part of  Jacob Cooper’s newly-created hypnotic video series, Triptych.

Program

Jacob Cooper, Triptych, I: Commencer Une Autre Mort (video)

Qin Yi , Sound Shadow, (MATA Commission), QNG

Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Atemlos, QNG with with motor driven devices designed and built in collaboration with Swiss artist Pe Lang

Huck Hodge, re[(f)use] (MATA Commission), JACK

Hugi Gudmunsson, Matins, JACK

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Oscar Bianchi, Crepuscolo, QNG

Gordon Beeferman, Passages, QNG

Yotam  Haber, Estro poetico-armonico for JACK and QNG

Huck Hodge

Monday, January 9th, 2012



Huck 
Hodge 
writes 
music 
that 
explores 

the 
embodied 
poetics 
of 
organized 
sound,
 perceptual 
illusion 
and 
the
 threshold 
between 
design
 and 
intuition.
He 
is
 the 
winner
 of
 the
 Rome
 Prize,
 the
 Gaudeamus
 Prize,
 the
 Aaron
 Copland
 award
 from
 the
 Bogliasco
 Foundation
 and
 other
 awards
 from
 such
 institutions
 as
 the
 American
 Composers 
Forum 
and 
Musik
der
Jahrhunderte.

 
 Praised
 by
 the
 New
 York
 Times
 for
 his
 “harmonically
 fresh
 work…full
 of
 both
 sparkle
 and
 thunder”,
 his
 music
 has
 been
 the
 subject
 of
 numerous
 international
 radio
 broadcasts
 and
 has
 been
 featured
 at
 a
 wide
 variety
 of
 international
 festivals.
 His
 notable
 collaborations
 include
 those
 with
 members
 of
 Ensemble
 Modern,
 the
 Berlin
 Philharmonic,
 the
 ASKO
 Ensemble,
 l’Ensemble
 Aleph
 and
 Majella
 Stockhausen.

 
 Hodge
 studied
 at
 Columbia
 University
 with
 Tristan
 Murail
 and
 Fred
 Lerdahl
 and
 at
 the
 Musikhochschule
 Stuttgart.
 He
 is
 currently
 an
 assistant
 professor
 in
 Composition 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Washington.