Armonia (1970, guitar quartet)
Breath Dancing (solo flute)
Breathing (1983, 9 flutes)
Composition for Solo Flute (solo flute)
Curves (1991, flute, clarinet, violin, cello)
Embermusic (1978, voice and piano)
Hollows (1985, flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, cello)
If Tigers Were Clouds (1994, Bb clarinet, marimba, temple blocks, vibraphone, piano)
Lady Astor (1975, solo guitar)
The Lion's Head (flute, Bb clarinet, violin, cello)
Mountain Goat File (1992, Bb clarinet, electric guitar, cello, double bass, percussion)
Music from Several Summers (1972, contrabass duet)
Spring Music with Wind (solo piano)
Waveschart (1970, flute, Bb clarinet, percussion, piano, contrabass)
ELEANOR HOVDA'S MUSIC APPEARS ON THE FOLLOWING NEUMA RECORDINGS:
The music of composer and dancer, Eleanor Hovda (1940 to 2009), has been performed extensively in the United States and abroad at such venues and events as Tanglewood, the Bang on a Can Festival, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (several venues), Miller Hall (Manhattan School of Music), Merkin Hall and the Kitchen (Manhattan), The Strathmore (Maryland), the Alternative Museum (online), Purcell Room (London), the American Academy (Rome), the American Center (Paris), the WDR (Cologne), Cerventino Festival and the New Music Forum (Mexico), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), and at colleges and universities such as princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Columbia. The many other cities in which Hovda's music has been performed include Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, and Asahikawa. A collaboration with Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project resulted in a premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1997 and a subsequent national tour.
Her stature as a composer has resulted in performances and commissions by such prominent ensembles as the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, KlangForum (Vienna), the Cassatt and Kronos string quartets, Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble (Minneapolis), Bang on a Can All-Stars, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Boston Musica Viva, the California Ear Unit, and the St. Louis Symphany Orchestra.
Hovda has held academic appointments as Professor and Composer-in-Residence at such institutions as Princeton, Yale, and Bard College. Music and dance appointments include residencies at Sarah Lawrence College, Wesleyan University, the College of St. Scholastica, and the American Dance Festival.
This celebrated composer and dancer earned her Bachelor of Arts in music at American University in Washington, D.C. and her Master of Fine Arts in Dance at Sarah Lawrence College.