MP3 Mark Hofgard - The Opening
New Age composer Mark Hofgard masterfully blends piano, acoustic instrumentation, and electronic orchestration into music that tells the stories of your life.
11 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: New Age, EASY LISTENING: Mood Music
Mark Hofgard is a composer, pianist, and recording artist based in Estes Park, Colorado. Musical styles include New Adult Contemporary, New Age, and Adult Contemporary Instrumental. Mark performs solo acoustic or digital piano at smaller venues, and works with his ensemble of talented musicians at larger venues.
WDPS, Dayton Ohio describes Mark''s music as "very thoughtful, well thought-out, and performed." Stacy Meyn, respected New Age reviewer for more than 40 publications and websites says of his music "[I]ntrospective, George Winston-ish tinkle and melody hooks - rich...."
Mark is currently on tour to promote the release of The Opening, a comprehensive instrumental project five years in the making (NakedExpressions Music). The Opening masterfully blends acoustic and electronic instruments, rich with orchestration and emotionally evocative melodies. Song styles range from flowing and serene to up-tempo and inspirational. Mark''s 2003 tour schedule focuses on Colorado venues - festivals, benefit concerts, clubs, and house concerts. His performances are always well received among adult audiences seeking a fresh, new sound and original musical style.
Mark was trained as a classical pianist at a very young age, and also performed as a teenager in rock and jazz bands. After twenty-five years as an attorney, consultant, and entrepreneur, Mark began to compose again. He was raised in Colorado, and spent a good portion of his years outside exploring remote wilderness areas. Mark continues to guide clients on solitary wilderness journeys, where he helps his clients learn from the land. His songs tell the story of what he has learned, reaching deep inside the audience to elicit their desires, inspirations, and feelings.
Mark has worked extensively with Tom Capek (Dotsero), Taylor Mesple (Wind Machine), and Chris Ball (on tour with Firefall). His impeccable composition, recording, and producing skills are earning respect and recognition within the music industry. Mark''s publicist, Musik International Corporation, is currently promoting The Opening to radio, retail, and the music media.