I had an idea a couple of years ago to create a record that traced through a day, or a lifetime, as a metaphor for waking up to the truth of one's Self. Finally, the time came and life gave me the green light to begin this project. Together with Producer/Composer Michael Whalen, I worked to piece together this sonic journey into the Self. Where most of my records in the past have been in more of a singer/songwriter style, I wanted this record to bring in elements of electronic music, mixed with my classical roots. I explored new ideas around song structure and album flow, some songs leading right into the next to create a seem-less transition and line of thought. I think that you can hear in this music some of my true musical influences: Massive Attack, Dead Can Dance and Sigur Ros, to name a few. It was fun to consciously incorporate some of the sonic influences that have moved me most as an artist.
I truly hope that you enjoy "The Waking" and find it to be a helpful mirror of the human experience. I believe that the themes and energy have the potential to resonate with your inner truth and possibly even assist you in your search for Self!
My favorite tracks: #1 "The Waking" and #6 "Ocean in Me"
(But make sure you listen to everything in between too!)
"My main goal is to spread love, light, peace and truth into the world through music and energetic frequency." -Kristin
Kristin Hoffmann is a singer/songwriter based in New York City. She grew up studying classical piano, opera, guitar and composition and attended the Juilliard Pre-College. Along the way, she has performed her own music in countless shows in NYC and has toured with The Wallflowers and Tina Dico and opened for Brandi Carlile, Feist, Howie Day, Dar Williams and Ben Lee as well as been signed by both Capitol Records and Interscope Records. She has become a major "musical spokeswoman" for ocean awareness, with her "Song for the Ocean," and has recently released a new music video for the song, created with videographer, environmentalist, and founder of "Global Classroom," Colin Garland. Beyond the realm of mainstream music, Kristin has created over 140 fully recorded songs for health-challenged children as a writer/producer for the non-profit organization, "Songs of Love." In 2006, she began working alongside acupuncturist, Dar Gadol, at Chelsea Healing in NYC, leading patients on live, ethereal musical journeys during sessions. Seeing how powerful these experiences were, she was soon inspired to create a successful bi-coastal workshop series, called YogaSong, combining yoga and sound. In 2007, Kristin began studying at The Tama-Do Academy of Sound, Color and Movement, with founder and legendary sound healing pioneer, Fabien Maman. and recently became a certified Tama-Do Practitioner. In addition to her 3 previous CD releases, "Spring Comes," "Divided Heart," and "Real," Kristin has recently released her first CD of healing music, which she calls "SOL~AUM"(Songs of Light). Her newest mainstream CD, “The Waking,” came out in June and is just beginning to make it’s way into the world!