Tom's collaborative relationship with Czech producer Tomas Dvorak, a.k.a Floex began with a chance meeting in Berlin. After a series of initial experiments in making music together, in 2016 Tom completed a remix for Floex's Samorost 3 Pre-remixes EP, which can be downloaded for free here.
Over the last three years, Tom and Floex have been working on A Portrait of John Doe, an album collaboration created with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. The first single 'Wednesday (Is The New Friday) was released on April 20th alongside a spacious, atmospheric remix by Hidden Orchestra which was premiered on Clash. The second single 'John Doe Arise', featuring vocals from Second Moon Of Winter's Kim Sheehan, was released on May 18th. This time, remix duties were taken on by Tom's long-time collaborator Max Cooper which premiered on Decoded Magazine. 'Prelude I', the third single, was released on June 15th alongside a dance floor-ready by Deltawork. A Portrait of John Doe was released on the 29th June.
Following a recent tour of the Czech Republic and Russia, Tom and Floex have released ‘John Doe Arise (Live In Prague)’, featuring four tracks from A Portrait of John Doe recorded live with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra and singer Kim Sheehan. The EP is available to download and stream everywhere through Mercury KX.
“Bold, vibrant, and endlessly inventive” - Headphone Commute
“…one of the year’s finest records so far” - A Closer Listen
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JOHN DOE ARISE (LIVE IN PRAGUE)
THE PORTRAIT OF JOHN DOE
JOHN DOE ARISE
WEDNESDAY (IS THE NEW FRIDAY)
Tom and Franz Kirmann enjoy a long standing collaborative relationship. As Piano Interrupted, they have released three albums, Landscapes of the Unfinished, Two by Four and The Unified Field on experimental German label, Denovali Records. Piano Interrupted regularly play around Europe in a trio with double bassist, Tim Fairhall.
In late 2017, Tom and Franz composed the score for brand new eight-part BBC / AMC drama McMafia starring James Norton, the first episode of which aired on BBC One on New Year's Day 2018 in the UK, and 26th February on AMC in the US. The full soundtrack is available to stream and download now through Mercury KX.
Recently, Tom and Franz provided the original soundtrack for The Man Behind The Microphone, a portrait of Hedi Jouini, the most popular musical star in Tunisian history, known as the “Frank Sinatra of Tunisia”. The first single was released on the 2nd November, and the full soundtrack will be available on 16th November through 1631 Recordings. The Man Behind The Microphone is now streaming worldwide on MUBI.
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THREE REASONS WHY
THE MAN BEHIND THE MICROPHONE OST
LANDSCAPES OF THE UNFINISHED (2016)
THE UNIFIED FIELD RECONSTRUCTED (2015)
THE UNIFIED FIELD (2013)
TWO BY FOUR (2013)
KIRMANN & HODGE EP (2010)
Recently, Tom has been working with Faroese singer-songwriter Eivør Pálsdóttir. ‘Nothing Less Nothing More’ is one of the fruits of those sessions. It has been used for the Tin Star season 2 trailer (Sky Atlantic) and the UFC Khabib vs Mcgregor promo and is out now on A&G Records along with an excellent remix from Days Of Being Wild.
NOTHING LESS NOTHING MORE
Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a British cellist and the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year award. Early in 2017 Sheku approached Tom to arrange Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah', which he was to perform in the same year during the televised BAFTA award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Tom's arrangement was featured on Sheku's first, self-titled release on Decca Classics alongside pieces by Fauré and Bloch. An accompanying music video for 'Hallelujah' was filmed at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.
Further down the road, Sheku asked Tom to provide an arrangement of 'The Swan', the penultimate movement of The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. 'The Swan' was released as a single, accompanied by a video premiered by The Telegraph. It features on Sheku's debut album Inspiration, alongside Tom's arrangements of 'Hallelujah' and 'Evening Of Roses'. The latter was performed by Sheku with his family at the 2018 BAFTA award ceremony, making him the first artist ever to have been asked to perform at the ceremony twice.
Inspiration is available to download and stream everywhere now.
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SHEKU KANNEH-MASON 'INSPIRATION' (2018)
SHEKU KANNEH-MASON 'THE SWAN' (2017)
SHEKU KANNEH-MASON 'HALLELUJAH' (2017)
Tom is in an ongoing collaboration with techno and electronica producer Max Cooper. Their partnership has so far yielded a two-part EP, Fragmented Self and a third EP, Artefact all out on Fields.
They expanded the project into a live show, debuting at Radialsystem in Berlin hosted by um:laut, and followed by a second show at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in July 2015, hosted by Sonos.
Max's 2016 record Emergence features three tracks written with Tom, 'Symmetry', 'Myth', and 'Trust'. The 2017 Emergence Remixed features a Tom Hodge rework of album track 'Cyclic'.
New material from Tom and Max is currently in the works, so watch this space.
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EMERGENCE REMIXED (2017)
FRAGMENTED SELF (2013)
Under the moniker Second Moon of Winter, Tom took up his clarinet and joined forces with opera singer Kim Sheehan and guitarist Ari Sheehan to create an intensely personal project from a series of interpretive and improvisational sessions. The result was a six track album entitled One For Sorrow, Two For Joy, recorded in a basement by the sea in County Cork in 2015. For the trio, the recording and live experience became interchangeable; there were no computers, no playback of samples, no overdubs, no further processing after the event. Each member's unique musical viewpoint, forged from years of individual experience, fuse to create a cohesive, contemplative whole.