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 is a graduate of Harvard University, where she studied English and music. Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time (Bellevue Literary Press) is her first book. How does time shape consciousness, and how does consciousness shape 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 complex 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.