Modus Nodus
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Hoffman's chamber music is well-served with these committed, beautifully recorded performances.

Elizabeth Hoffman holds degrees in music from Swarthmore College, SUNY Stony Brook, and the University of Washington. She studied composition and analog electronic music with electronic music pioneer Bulent Arel at Stony Brook. During her doctoral composition studies at the University of Washington, she began using computers for musical ends. Elizabeth Hoffman's recognition includes awards from the Seattle Arts Commission; American Composers Forum Jerome Foundation; Bourges International Competition Residence prize; and Prix Ars Electronica Mention. She is currently Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Music at New York University, where she also directs the Washington Square Computer Music Studio.
Elizabeth Hoffman, composer
Modus Nodus
Jayn Rosenfeld, flute, Curtis Macomber, violin, Christopher Finckel, cello

Elizabeth Hoffman, composer
Barrissement d'Elephant
Ryan Dorin, piano, Jean Kopperud, bass clarinet, Taimur Sullivan, saxophones, Lois Martin, viola, Christopher Finckel, cello, Domonic Donato, percussion, Thomas Carling, conductor

Elizabeth Hoffman, composer
Lois Martin, viola, Christopher Finckel, cello

Elizabeth Hoffman, composer
Stephen Paysen, Dominc Donato, percussion

Elizabeth Hoffman, composer
O.A. (Onder Andere)
Daan Vandewalle, piano

Elizabeth Hoffman, composer
Three Short Stories
Taimur Sullivan, saxophone

[One] cannot easily place her music in a style category... The dense and doleful cragginess of ‘Waterways' brings to mind Carter's quartets... ‘Barrissement d'Elephant' is perhaps the most arresting work on the disc. Via extended woodwind techniques combined effectively, it conjures up lethargic wild animals of the jungle. If ou're into timbral exploration... [this] disc might be up your alley.American Record Guide, March 2004