T. M. (Tim) Hoffman

*Born 1951 in USA, 19 years Japan, 6 years India, 1 year Sri Lanka
* A.A. (Grossmont College, San Diego), B.A. (International Christian University, Tokyo), M.A. (University of Hawaii/East-West Center), Visharad 5-yr degree (Bhatkhande College of Music, Lucknow - Hindustani classical vocal and flute)
* trained by renowned masters in piano (Grace Mundorf Myers, USA), shakuhachi (Yamaguchi Goro, Japan), Indian classical vocal (Ganesh Prasad Mishra, India)
* Performed Japanese and Hindustani classical on shakuhachi, also Indian vocal (concerts, TV, radio in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Japan, USA, England, etc.)
* Organized visits to India (for 8 Japanese musicians) and Japan (for 3 Indian musicians) for cooperative workshops and performances
* Gave public lecture series for Tokyo gov't, Japan Foundation, various national and regional cultural facilities in Japan and India, and workshops for musicians
* Authored Raga for Shakuhachi and Koto (instruction book in Japanese), numerous
journal articles in Japan and India; translated fiction and poetry collections for prominent
Japanese authors and works for UNESCO, Japan Foundation, Japanese government
agencies; also numerous Indian song texts (Hindi-English/Japanese)
* Consultant, documenter, contributor in international musicology conferences.
* Co-founded Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Association in 1989
* Produced CD for JVC World Sounds Series
* Since 1993, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology (Musashino Academia Musicae,Tokyo)

S-H5a. INTEGRAL ASIA: Indo-Japanese Classical Crossover with Keiko Nosaka, Genesh Prasad Mishra, Girdhar Prasad Mishra, Probir Mittra and Sakiko Aruga [I] CD $18.50
Classical Indian ragas, classical Japanese poetry and contemporary Indo-Japanese music performed on shakuhachi, koto, tabla, tambura & voice.

Hear Sound Samples of T. M. Hoffman's CD, INTEGRAL ASIA

Rag Marva - Shakuhachi & Tabla
Rag Jayjayvanti (1)
- Shakuhachi & Tabla
Rag Jayjayvanti (2)
- Shakuhachi & Tabla
Rag Bhairavi (1)
- Voice, Koto & Tabla
Rag Bhairavi (2)
- Voice, Koto & Tabla
Haiku & Khyul (1) - Voice, 25-stringed Koto & Tabla
Haiku & Khyul (2)
- Voice, 25-stringed Koto & Tabla
Tsugaru (1)
- 25-stringed Koto & Tabla

Tsugaru (2)- 25-stringed Koto & Tabla
Tsugaru (3) - 25-stringed Koto & Tabla


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