Hotel Elefant is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the works of innovative, living
composers. Formed in 2011 by Leaha Maria Villarreal and Mary Kouyoumdjian, Hotel Elefant
ambitiously presents new music through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions
between composers, performers, and audiences. The ensemble has worked closely with
progressive composers like Robert Ashley, Michael Gordon, David T. Little, Angélica Negrón,
and Chinary Ung. Its debut sparked the interest of Alex Ross, Q2 Music, I Care If You
Listen, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.