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Shades of Time


Steve Gorn (bansuri flute, sopranosax, clarinet)

Raul Tudon (marimba, percussion)

Georg Hofmann (drums, percussion)


Shades of Time is Georg Hofmann's main musical creation from his time in Mexico. Meeting grammy award winning bansuri master Steve Gorn in New York as special guest in a Carr-Nord-Hofmann concert, Hofmann was looking for a format to continue playing with this exceptional musician.


Visiting the Tambuco percussion quartett in Mexico City he found out about Raul Tudon's phenomenal solo marimba work and started to play in duo with him after moving to Mexico City in 2001. Time came when Steve Gorn was able to join them for a series of concerts at Sala Blas Galindo of Centro Nacional De Las Artes and ArtLife Latinoamérica in Mexico City (see live photo).


The meeting of the three quite diverse musicians turned out to be very successful and the best recordings of the two concerts were published on their first CD "Dreaming Mexico" on the mexican label Quindecim. 


Then followed a series of tours in Europe and Mexico including performances at Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico 2008), Jazzfest Aalen (Germany 2007), Festival "Diesseits vom Jenseits" (Basel, Switzerland 2007) and Festival Frida Kahlo (Mexico City 2005) and the 2nd CD "Siladette Awakening" in 2008.


Master Percussionist Pierre Favre on Shades of Time’s 2nd CD “Siladette Awakening”: “Despite the different musical characters and cultural backgrounds, this group is fantastically in balance. Each piece has a form and is clearly balanced, giving room to each musician and enabling a really interesting encounter”.


Due to Raul Tudon's health problems Shades of Time came to a halt in 2010. A new version with a differnt line-up is in the works. 


Siladette Awakening 

(Dreamscape, 2008)                          



Dreaming Mexico 

(Quindecim, 2004) SOLD OUT!                                                       


Shades of Time live at Moods, Zürich

Folksong (G.Hofmann/SUISA)

Shades of Time live at Moods, Zürich

Dreaming Shree (S.Gorn/Bamboo Rasa, BMI)

Shades of Time live at Moods, Zürich

Tikal (G.Hofmann/SUISA)

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