Distant Fires Studios


Our mission


Distant Fires Studios is a company founded in 2011 by harpist Ellie Choate and composer Brad Hufft. We are dedicated to the creation and promotion of new art music. To this end, we have worked together and separately with ensembles around the world such as Orpheus Chamber Music Ensemble, El Cimarrón Ensemble, Fresno New Music, and Conundrum.


Our practical side


We know that it’s hard to pay the bills with contemporary art music (believe me, we know!). Se we do lots of other things. Ellie is a working harpist playing events and concerts, and recording on film scores and in studios as well as maintaining an active teaching studio and teaching at various colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area. Brad is a music educator and course developer and also a recording engineer and video editor. We specialize in recording acoustic chamber ensembles.