Georg Hofmann (MX)

Paiste Artist Since Mar 1987



Born in Zürich, Switzerland, Georg Hofmann has studied with Pierre Favre and led a professional career as a drummer and percussionist for more than 25 years. Since 1984 Georg has collaborated and produced 5 CDs with American guitarist Mike Nord in a variety of groups and multi-arts projects such as CarrNordHofmannMaddox, Crossing Borders (with video by American artist Ann Kresge). Currently Georg is collaborating with Noru Ka Soru Ka and Japanese dancers Mao Arata and Makoto Matsushima.

Georg also leads the trios Shades of Time (with Bansuri Master and saxophonist Steve Gorn from New York and Mexican marimbavirtuoso Raul Tudon) and Extensions (with Swiss musicians Christoph Baumann on piano and Vinz Vonlanthen on guitar/electronics).

As a freelancer Mr. Hofmann played and/or recorded with artists such as Pierre Favre, Charles Gayle, Ernst Reijseger, Trevor Watts, Cyro Baptista, Robert Dick, Herrmann Bühler and at Schauspielhaus Zürich. As a composer he wrote for theater, readings and fashion shows, (Stadttheater Konstanz, Ring Theater Zürich, Die Lange Nacht der Kurzen Geschichten Zürich, TMC Avantgarde among others).

Georg Hofmann toured Europe, the U.S., Mexico and Japan and teaches drums and free improvisation at Konservatorium Winterthur, Switzerland and taught master classes at Columbia University, New York University, Escuela Nacional de Musica, UNAM in Mexico City and at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.