Biography

How it all began...

Evan Hodges was raised in a musical family in the small town of Athens, Alabama. He began singing and playing piano at the age of five, and at age 15, Hodges discovered the electric bass. He grew passionate about the instrument and pursued its study, intent on mastering his craft. In 2006, Hodges received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University (JSU) with a focus in music. His studies at JSU required that he play the acoustic bass, and it became his primary instrument. After his junior year at JSU, Hodges relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, and finished his education at Georgia State University (GSU), where he earned a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies.

In the Fall of 2013 while pursuing a career in live performance, Hodges injured his hand severely from overuse. No longer able to play acoustic bass, he decided to make a massive change. He went back to the basics of what he knew he loved: music and storytelling. He had always been enamored with composition and film scores, a passion that gripped him when he first saw Star Wars as a young child. With that passion fueling his decision, Hodges set his film scoring career in motion.

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Unlike other boys my age, I was attracted more to the film’s music score than wanting to be Luke Skywalker. I knew I wanted to create that sound, an iconic sound that would define a generation. I had to create it.

In the past five years, Hodges has scored more than 40 films, including both feature films and short films, two musicals, and a full video game soundtrack. Scoring comes intuitively to Hodges. His background and training in jazz music, with its highly improvisational component, allows him to adapt quickly and easily to score both simple and advanced thematic musical cues appropriate for every scene. In 2017, Hodges scored the feature, “The Canadoo”, and it has full US and international distribution. He was Emmy-nominated in 2018 for the PBS documentary feature, “My Dear Children”, which has full US distribution in all 50 states.