Composer

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MUSIC FOR MEDIA

Mandy Hoffman is a visionary composer and songwriter who has been writing for various mediums for over a decade.  She has scored numerous films, series, advertisements, and art installations that have appeared in theaters, top film festivals, television networks and galleries all over the world.  She is known for her nuanced scores that adhere closely to the fabric of moving pictures, strongly supporting both story and vision.

Her collaborations with director Azazel Jacobs have garnered critical acclaim, and her orchestral score to A24's The Lovers (2017) not only received abundant praise from the press, but it ended up on Film Music Magazine's Top Ten Best Scores of 2017.  High honors were received for indie favorites Terri (2011) and Momma’s Man (2008).  They also collaborated on the HBO/SKY series Doll & Em (2013-2015).  

Hoffman teamed up with Jill Soloway on the lauded Amazon Studios series titled I Love Dick (2017), and her music can be found on a myriad of television shows including Inside Amy SchumerAmerican Pickers, and The Voice to name a few.  Recently she worked with director Minhal Baig and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's Overbrook Entertainment on the poetic feature HALA (2019), which premiered at Sundance 2019.  She has also collaborated with world-class artists including Marcos Lutyens and Barbara Husar to present installations in distinguished galleries located in New York, Paris, Vienna, Switzerland, Sweden, and Los Angeles.

She is a multi-instrumentalist with a keen understanding for dramatic nuance, and can write honestly in many musical styles and genres.  She is both versatile and unique.  Noticeably gifted as a child, she easily picked up new instruments and would often improvise compositions and melodies.  After being told countless times that her music sounded “cinematic”, she seriously pursued musical training, first as an multi-award winning student at Pasadena City College’s prestigious music program and was certified at UCLA Extension’s celebrated Film Scoring Program.  She is a 2018 class member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

"ONE OF THE TEN BEST SCORES OF 2017" - FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE

"SOULFUL, EMPATHY ENDUCING SCORE" - VARIETY

"AN UNCOMMONLY CRUCIAL SCORE" - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"REMINISCENT OF RAVEL, DEBUSSY, EVEN WAGNER" - ROGER EBERT.COM

"AN ELEGANT AND OCCASIONALLY UNNERVING COUNTERPOINT" - PLAYLIST

"ON A PURELY SENSUAL LEVEL" - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A SWOONING, BOLDLY ORCHESTRAL SCORE" - THE ATLANTIC

"A BEAUTIFUL SCORE" - THE FILM STAGE

"MAKES THEM SPARKLE" - THE WRAP

"AN EBULLIENT SCORE" - INDIE WIRE

"ITS REAL ACE-IN-THE-HOLE" - POP MATTERS

"GORGEOUSLY SWOONING SCORE"  - FILM MUSIC MAGAZINE

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  1. THE LOVERS Chinese Food (Orchestral)

    THE LOVERS Chinese Food (Orchestral)

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  2. THE LOVERS Intro & Title (Orchestral)

    THE LOVERS Intro & Title (Orchestral)

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  3. LITTLE RUNAWAY Secrets  (String Quartet)

    LITTLE RUNAWAY Secrets (String Quartet)

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  4. LIDSCHLAG DER LIBELLE ODER DIE SCHADELNACHT AM HIMMELSZELT (String Quartet)

    LIDSCHLAG DER LIBELLE ODER DIE SCHADELNACHT AM HIMMELSZELT (String Quartet)

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  5. I LOVE DICK Dear Dick (Western)

    I LOVE DICK Dear Dick (Western)

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  6. TERRI Coney Island (Piano)

    TERRI Coney Island (Piano)

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  7. MOP & LUCKY Theme (Rock)

    MOP & LUCKY Theme (Rock)

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  8. DOLL & EM The Play (Piano)

    DOLL & EM The Play (Piano)

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  9. LIKE NEW Alone With The Ghost (Electronic)

    LIKE NEW Alone With The Ghost (Electronic)

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  10. GRACE Grace (Orchestral)

    GRACE Grace (Orchestral)

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  11. GRACE Birthday (Folk)

    GRACE Birthday (Folk)

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  12. GOOD TIMES KID Shoot Here (Jazz)

    GOOD TIMES KID Shoot Here (Jazz)

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  13. Theme R4V4 (Hybrid)

    Theme R4V4 (Hybrid)

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  14. THE LOVERS End of the Family (Orchestral)

    THE LOVERS End of the Family (Orchestral)

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  15. BLUE EYED DOLL Leave on the Lights (Vocal)

    BLUE EYED DOLL Leave on the Lights (Vocal)

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  16. BLUE EYED DOLL Dancehall (Vocal)

    BLUE EYED DOLL Dancehall (Vocal)

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  17. A STUDY IN TWELVE TONE - Lost in the Maze (Orchestral)

    A STUDY IN TWELVE TONE - Lost in the Maze (Orchestral)

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  18. LIKE NEW He Packs and Leaves (Electronic)

    LIKE NEW He Packs and Leaves (Electronic)

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  19. I LOVE DICK Devon's Idea (Western Hybrid)

    I LOVE DICK Devon's Idea (Western Hybrid)

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