Shades of Time - Music from the Global Village Shades of Time's music is a contemporary form of World Music in the tradition of artists like Don Cherry, Jan Garbarek, Pierre Favre or Dino Saluzzi. In Shades of Time the musician's quite different individual musical characters are fused and blended into one band energy and one overall band sound. Pierre Favre says about Shades of Time: 'Despite the different musical Characters and cultural Backgrounds, this group is fantastically in balance. Each piece has a form and is clearly balanced, giving room to each musician and enabling a really interesting encounter.' Shades of Time's music features compositions of all the members and musical material surging from improvisations. The musicians' joy to play together and their will to serve the music, themselves and the audience makes their concerts memorable. Georg Hofmann founded Shades of Time in 2002. The group released their first CD 'Dreaming Mexico' (Quindecim) in 2004. They played multiple tours in Mexico and Europe appearing at Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), Aalener Jazzfest (Germany), Festival Diesseits vom Jenseits (Switzerland) and Festival Frida Kahlo (Mexico). Georg Hofmann and Steve Gorn met on an American Tour in 1999. Raúl Tudón and Georg Hofmann collaborate in duo since 2000, expanding their instruments' possibilities and entering a deep musical dialogue. For this musical setting, Steve Gorn turned out to be the perfect match. Steve Gorn Steve Gorn has performed Indian classical music and new American music on the bansuri bamboo flute and soprano saxophone in concerts throughout the world. He is a disciple of the bansuri master Sri Gour Goswami and has been praised by critics and leading Indian musicians. He has recorded and performed with a wide range of artists including Paul Simon, Jack DeJohnette, Don Cherry, Badal Roy and Dave Liebman. Raúl Tudón Raúl Tudón was born in Mexico City. As a founding member of Tambuco Percussion Ensemble he is performing since 1993 at Music Festivals throughout the world. Tambuco worked with artists like Enrique Diemecke, Keiko Abe and colaborated with Kronos String Quartett. Raúl Tudón is also a busy soloist performing his own repertoire of marimba music, incorporating all the technical possibilities the instrument offers. Georg Hofmann Georg Hofmann was born in Zürich, Switzerland. He is considered as one of the distinct european percussionists. He is a member of the American-Swiss quartett Carr-Nord-Hofmann-Maddox, the Georg Hofmann Extensions, and works as a freelance composer for various medias. He played with Charles Gayle, Robert Dick, Trevor Watts, Pierre Favre among others. Georg Hofmann is teaching at the Konservatorium Winterthur, Switzerland, he tought masterclasses at Columbia University, New York, and Escuela Nacional de Musica in Mexico City. His tours include concerts in all parts of the world.