Born in Zürich, Switzerland Georg Hofmann leads a professional career as a drummer and percussionist for more than 30 years, playing and/or recording with such artists as Pierre Favre, Charles Gayle, Ernst Reijseger, Trevor Watts, Cyro Baptista, Robert Dick, Yang Jing, Herrmann Bühler, at Schauspielhaus Zürich and many more.

 

Since 1984 he collaborates with american guitarist Mike Nord in different groups and multiarts projects such as CarrNordHofmann and CarrNordHofmannMaddox, Crossing Borders (with video by american artist Ann Kresge) and, since 2006, Noru Ka Soru Ka with Japanese dancers Mao Arata and Makoto Matsushima and produced 5 CDs.

 

Georg Hofmann leads the trios Shades of Time (with bansuri master and saxofonist Steve Gorn from New York and Mexican marimba virtuoso Raul Tudon) and The Extensions (with Swiss musicians Christoph Baumann on piano and Vinz Vonlanthen on guitar/electronics).

 

As a composer he composed and performed for theater, literary readings, fashion shows and multimedia (Stadttheater Konstanz, Ring Theater Zürich, Die Lange Nacht der Kurzen Geschichten Zürich, TMC Avantgarde among others). 

 

Georg Hofmann toured in Europe, Northamerica and Asia and taught masterclasses at Columbia University, New York, Escuela Nacional de Musica, UNAM in Mexico City and at Willamette University, Salem/Oregon.

 

Living in Mexico City from 2001-2003 Georg Hofmann was the art director of ArtLife Latinoamerica together with his wife Martha Reyes. A private cultural center in Mexico City founded by Swiss piano wunderkind Jean-Baptiste Müller, the two produced concerts with local and international artists. Hofmann also acted as a consultant for Martha Reyes in her organizing Mexico's first international festival of improvised music "sin compas" in 2004.

 

In 2012 he cocurated "3. Montag - one step beyond", platform for improvised dance and music at Tanzhaus, Zürich.

 

Georg Hofmann is a member of SMPV (Swiss Association of Music Pedagogues) and teaches drums and free improvisation at Konservatorium Winterthur, Switzerland.

 

Growing up in Zürich Georg Hofmann was fortunate to be among the first to learn the tools of the trade from European drummer patriarch Pierre Favre.

Biography

© 2014 by Braulio Izazaga Reyes and Georg Hofmann inspired by the colours of Mexican architect Luis Barragan

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