Humour and satire don’t let him go: After six years with the musical comedy group “Star Fours” and the satiric theatre group “Die Qualkommission”, with both of whom he won several prizes, he is now looking for a calmer reading version according to his increasing age. The result is the musical reading “Kein Aufwand!” (“No Effort!”).
In his dry style he reads about his experiences as a tuba player and world traveller, even in poems, oh dear! It will be filled up with music out of the Tuba, accompanied by guitar, accordeon and other instruments.
Who is going to stand that?
A book and audio book documenting the reading were released in February 2016 by btb and Hörverlag.
Official trailer (german only):
What the Critics Say
“There it is again: this cryptic, weirdly philosophic, and sometimes melancholy sense of humor, reminiscent of Karl Valentin. The audience was enchanted by the fascinating mix of Brazilian jazz and Hofmeir’s satirical musings.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 5 November 2013
“Texts worthy of Gerhard Polt.”
“Hofmeir achieves the miracle of reaching audiences of all ages.”
Die Rheinpfalz, 23 March 2016
“With his dry, laconic delivery, Hofmeir’s humor is wonderfully down to earth, and the audience is delighted. But when he picks up his tuba, a miracle occurs! The sounds he coaxes from it are tender, subtle, and full of feeling. Ecstatic applause. Hofmeir’s virtuosity is simply unbelievable, One is tempted to say to orchestra managers around the world: make it easy on yourselves, and hire Andreas Martin Hofmeir to fill all your wind jobs!”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 27 February 2017
“The music world has never heard the tuba like this.”
Tözer Kurier, 27 February 2017
“Hofmeir joins the ranks of great cabaret artists such as Fredl Fesl – he has a dry wit and isn’t looking for quick laughs. The laughs come anyway, though, and then there is the music.”
Chamer Zeitung, 21 February 2018