Program Books/JODY ELFF


sound designer

JODY ELFF (sound designer) is a Grammy Award-winning audio engineer, sound artist, and designer whose experience includes work with Yo-Yo Ma, Bang on a Can, Laurie Anderson, Chris Thile, and many others. Elff has mixed countless televised concert events, including last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, NBC’s Annie LIVE!, and Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s One Last Time at Radio City Music Hall for CBS. His company, HEAR, will be providing music mix services for the upcoming Academy Awards and CMA Awards broadcasts. Elff’s recording work includes the Silk Road Ensemble‘s Sing Me Home and, more recently, Chris Thile’s Lay­songs. His fine art sound works have been presented at museums and galleries inter­nationally, including collaborations with David Lang and Diller & Scofido and Renfro on Musings on a Glass Box at Foundation Cartier in Paris and The Mile Long Opera. During the pandemic, Elff developed several new, patent-pending audio technologies, one for real-time full-quality mixing of high-channel-count music events over great distance, and another for 360º immersive live-streaming concert experiences.