Leo Hofmann (1986, CH/DE) creates, composes and performs music theater pieces, sound performances, audio dramas and installations. He works with voice, movement and electronics, examining music situated between medial immutability and transience, addressing the visual in musical performance and the physical in sound.
Since his MA studies in ‘Contemporary Arts Practice’ at Bern University of the Arts, he has received several prizes and grants, including the fellowship ‘Studio Roma’ from the Istituto Svizzero, the ‘Giga-Hertz Encouragement Prize’ for electronic music from the ZKM Karlsruhe, the ‘Swiss Performance Art Award’ as well as the ‘Villa Aurora’ residency in Los Angeles.
His pieces have been featured at many international festivals, concert halls and theaters including the SPOR Festival (Aarhus), Gare du Nord (Basel), Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg), Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Darmstätter Ferienkurse and Cabaret Voltaire (Zurich). He regulary works with director Benjamin van Bebber and together they have shown several pieces at Kampnagel (Hamburg), Ballhaus Ost (Berlin) and Studio Naxos (Frankfurt/M).
His audio dramas have received several awards and have been broadcast on various radio stations including WDR 3, SWR 2, SRF 2, ORF 1 and Deutschlandradio Kultur. His sound installations have been shown at several exhibitions, e.g. the Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin), the Casa da Música (Porto), the e-werk (Freiburg) and the Centre Pasquart (Biel).