Below you will find an overview of products, from my pianobook to the Mirage album ‘Living on a line‘ and some of my songs that you can listen to, and (if you like what you’re hearing) easily buy online.
I was born into a family with a long musical tradition. They were mainly classical and church musicians, but my older siblings’ musical taste soon sparked my interest in jazz and pop music. Being an emotional guy, I was especially moved by the melodic pop and rock music of bands like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, and artists like Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and Elton John.
My father’s untimely death had a big impact on my view of the world and life in general. When translating that into music, I often find myself writing about the struggles we all have to face and probably recognise, i.e. about love, or the lack of it, and everything that is wrong in the world. But also about the absurdity and immense beauty of life, etc.
I have had my share of rock ‘n roll with my band Mirage, with whom I have been fortunate enough to make music at many beautiful places on this planet, and which has brought me true friendship.
How does it work? If you pay using Paypal, after confirming your payment you will see the option to return to the webshop where you will find your confirmation and/or download. Off course, if you prefer, payment by bank transfer is always possible: CTFM Hoffman, IBAN: NL69INGB0004481051, BIC : INGBNL2A, Oude Akerweg 141 6271NC Gulpen. Feel free to contact me for information.
|4.To Know You Is To Love You
|6 Time of our life
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Order 1 song for €2 or all 6 songs for €10 !
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|Listen to a compilation of the Mirage album “Living on a Line”
MIRAGE is a Dutch band with its own vision. It is different, fresh, pure and honest. Its sound can be described as a mixture of classical, jazz and pop music – a unique style has developed since their formation in 1988.
The foursome of Bert Flas (drums), Ron Giebels (guitar, vocals), Clemens Hoffman (piano, vocals) and Dennis Huyer (bass guitar) has performed on numerous stages throughout Europe. Three of the four band members have a classical music education. That influence is evident in much of their music.
Since 1996, MIRAGE has produced three CDs – “Fields of vision” (1996), “Living on a line” (1997 – 1999, distributed by Multidisc in Hilversum, NL) and “1999” – all of which were favourably received by the media and music lovers alike. A brand new album, programme and tour are planned for 2018!
Buy Living on a Line online for €18,50 including VAT and shipping costs.
Description | An educational and exciting mix of styles, techniques and timbres; that is the idea behind 25 Sketches for Piano. Instead of writing an educational book that focuses on one particular style or technical difficulty, Clemens Hoffman has put all his experience with different types of music into these 25 short pieces.
Clemens Hoffman is a classically trained pianist and composer, but he has also played in pop and jazz bands from an early age. He has contributed to musical and theatre productions and recorded three CDs: two with his band Mirage and one as a special project, recording his own work in LA. In his own teaching practice he uses these different experiences to the advantage of his pupils; he gives them the opportunity to try all sorts of styles, each at their own level, so they can find their own strengths, weaknesses and preferences. And it is not just his view on styles, but also his view on levels of technical difficulty that differs from common opinion. He feels that achieving the right tone can be just as difficult as playing a fast run or a complicated rhythm.
His book, 25 Sketches for Piano, reflects these ideas and experiences. Each piece is different, with its own particular style, atmosphere and difficulty. Each will be a new challenge for the player, a new learning experience and a step on a musical journey.
Buy 25 Sketches for Piano for €18,50 including VAT and shipping costs.