March 24, 2022

Natalie Hodges at Odyssey Books

Natalie Hodges at Odyssey Books

Date(s) - Thursday, March 24, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Natalie Hodges

Join us live and in person on Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM as Natalie Hodges discusses her new book, Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time.

About the Book

A virtuosic debut from a gifted violinist searching for a new mode of artistic becoming

How does time shape consciousness and consciousness, time? Do we live in time, or does time live in us? And how does music, with its patterns of rhythm and harmony, inform our experience of time?

Uncommon Measure¬†explores these questions from the perspective of a young Korean American who dedicated herself to perfecting her art until performance anxiety forced her to give up the dream of becoming a concert solo violinist. Anchoring her story in illuminating research in neuroscience and quantum physics, Hodges traces her own passage through difficult family dynamics, prejudice, and enormous personal expectations to come to terms with the meaning of a life reimagined–one still shaped by classical music but moving toward the freedom of improvisation.

About the Author

Natalie Hodges has performed as a classical violinist throughout Colorado and in New York, Boston, Paris, and the Italian Piedmont, as well as at the Aspen Music Festival and the Stowe Tango Music Festival. She graduated from Harvard University, where she studied English and music, and lives in Denver, Colorado. Uncommon Measure is her first book.


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Event date:
Thursday, March 24, 2022 – 7:00pm
Event address:
9 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075