André Bosman

André Bosman is a UK based musician performing improvised electronic music under his stage name Hoofus, and using extended fiddle techniques in a fiddle duo with composer/performer Laura Cannell. With a love of distorted textures, early minimalism, American primitivism, and medieval dirge he explores the aesthetics of liminality and emergence within his music. André has a Masters in Electro-acoustic Music and Sonic Arts from the University of East Anglia and has performed with Phil Niblock, Tony Conrad, Rhodri Davies and recently recorded with Laura Cannell, Ex-Easter Island Head and Charles Hayward. He has played all over the UK at festivals including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Music’s Faster than Sound and a UK tour with Saisonscape. His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 3 and 6Music. Hoofus has been released on Manchester label Front & Follow and is working on a new solo project with them.

“Laura Cannell and André Bosman evoked elven choirs from modified bows and fiddles, their long, haunting pieces describing medieval cultures on distant planets.” – THE WIRE MAGAZINE (Live review Supernormal Festival)