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STEAM HAMMER Album released

STEAM HAMMER Album released published on

new Album „Michael Hoffmann – STEAM HAMMER“ released

steam hammer front cover

Alle Tracks auf STEAM HAMMER entstanden im Dezember 2021 bei der Vertonung der sechsteiligen Billy Bitzer – Filmdokumentation „Westinghouse Works“ aus dem Jahre 1904. Auf der Suche nach alten Stummfilmen stieß ich auf diese Industriefilm-Doku aus der Anfangszeit des Bewegtfilms. Billy Bitzers Filmdokumentation zeigt in beeindruckender Weise die harte Arbeit in den Werkhallen, Schmieden und Gießereien des Westinghouse-Konzerns. Diese Eindrücke versuchte ich improvisatorisch mit Schlagzeug, Percussion und Live-Electronics musikalisch umzusetzen.

Alle Audio-Tracks wurden für dieses Album neu abgemischt und gemastert.

Am 1. Januar 2023 wurde das Album STEAM HAMMER veröffentlicht.
STEAM HAMMER kann als High-Quality-Download zu einem Preis von € 4.00 (oder mehr) auf bandcamp.com käuflich erworben werden.

All tracks on STEAM HAMMER were created in December 2021 during the dubbing of the six-part Billy Bitzer film documentary „Westinghouse Works“ from 1904. When I was looking for old silent film materials, I came across this industrial film documentary from the early days of moving film. Billy Bitzer’s film documentary impressively shows the hard work in the factory halls, forges and foundries at the Westinghouse-Group. I tried to realize these impressions into music by improvising on drums, percussion and live electronics.

For this album all audio tracks have been remixed and remastered.

On January 1st, 2023 the album STEAM HAMMER was released.
STEAM HAMMER is available for purchase as a high-quality-download for €4.00 (or more) on bandcamp.com

news 12/2022 #2

news 12/2022 #2 published on

next Album in the Pipe

STEAM HAMMER coming soon

Die Tracks auf STEAM HAMMER entstanden bereits Ende 2021 bei meiner Arbeit zur Vertonung der sechsteiligen Filmdokumentation „Billy Bitzer – Westinghouse Works“ aus dem Jahre 1904.
Alle Audio-Tracks wurden neu abgemischt und gemastert.
Release des Albums ist für Anfang Januar 2023 auf bandcamp.com geplant.

The tracks on STEAM HAMMER were created at the end of 2021 when I was working on the soundtrack for the six-part film documentary „Billy Bitzer – Westinghouse Works“ from 1904.
All audio tracks have been remixed and remastered.
The album is scheduled to be released on bandcamp.com in early January 2023.

news 12/2022

news 12/2022 published on

new Album released

momentum

Am 4. Dezember 2022 wurde auf bandcamp.com mein neustes Album MOMENTUM released.
Es spiegelt die letzten 12 Monate meiner Arbeiten an Solo-Drumming, Live-Electronics und Field-Recording-Sounds.
Das Album kann auf bandcamp.com angehört und zu einem Preis von € 4.00 (oder mehr) als Digital-Download in hoher Qualität erworben werden.

On December 4th, 2022 my latest album MOMENTUM was released on bandcamp.com.
It reflects the last 12 months of my work on solo drumming, live electronics and field recording sounds.
The album can be listened to at bandcamp.com and purchased as a high quality digital download for €4.00 (or more).

put on your best headphones and listen carefully to it

news 07/2022

news 07/2022 published on

Pat Metheney Tribute

the Music of Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny Tribute

Thomas Langer – Guitar
Georg Göb – Keyboard
Stephan Langer – Bass
Michael Hoffmann – Drums

Sonntag 17. Juli 2022
11:00 Uhr
Sommerwiese vor der Remise
Schloß Philipsruhe
Hanau

Bei Regen fällt das Konzert aus!

www.hanauer-kulturverein.de

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ENKHEYM & Winno Sahm

riverrun – Vom Wasser
Ein musikalisch-literarisches Experiment


Brigitte Volkert – synth, percussion, electronics, voice
Michael Hoffmann – drums, percussion, live-electronics
Winno Sahm – Texte

Sonntag 3. Juli 2022
17:00 Uhr
„Haus der Musik“
Ober-Rodener Str. 47
Rodgau/Niederroden

ENKHEYM & Winno Sahm

news 01/2022

news 01/2022 published on

new Videos online

Improvisations for a Silent Movie Documentary


„Improvisation 2021-12-25 – Casting A Guide Box“
Michael Hoffmann – Live-Electronics

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„Improvisation 2021-12-25 – Steam Hammer“
Michael Hoffmann – Live-Electronics

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„Improvisation 2021-12-27 – Assembling A Generator“
Michael Hoffmann – Drums & Percussion

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„Improvisation 2021-12-27 – Panorama Of Machine Company“
Michael Hoffmann – Drums & Percussion

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„Improvisation 2021-12-28 – Panorama View, Street Car Motor Room“
Michael Hoffmann – Drums & Percussion

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„Improvisation 2021-12-28 – Welding the Big Ring“
Michael Hoffmann – Drums, Percussion, Live-Electronics

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Music & Sounds by Michael Hoffmann
Michael Hoffmann – Live-Electronics, Drums and Percussion
© 2021 by Michael Hoffmann

„Casting a Guide Box“ is a very short documentary
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date July 28, 1904
Country: USA

„Steam Hammer“ is a very short documentary
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date July 1904
Country: USA

„Assembling a Generator“ is a very short documentary
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date May 1904
Country: USA

„Panorama of Machine Co. Aisle“ is a very short documentary
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date July 28, 1904
Country: USA

„Panorama View, Street Car Motor Room“ is a very short documentary
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Released: May 2, 1904
Country: USA

„Welding the Big Ring“ is a very short documentary
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Released: April 28, 1904
Country: USA

This film collection illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer
and is part of the series „Westinghouse Works“ (1904),
which was added to the National Film Registry in 1998 as being
deemed „culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant“.

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comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might
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tips the balance in favor of fair use.“

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