Mark Hofgard is a composer, pianist, and recording artist living in the Sonoran Desert near Phoenix, Arizona. Musical styles include Spiritual, New Age, and Electronic. He also composes for select film projects, and is developing a unique library of 'musical moods' and soundtrack templates. His recordings are accomplished in an impecable manner, giving full attention to detail and feel. WDPS, Dayton Ohio describes Mark's music as 'very thoughtful, well thought-out, and performed.' Stacy Meyn, respected New Age reviewer for more than 40 publications and websites says of his music '[I]ntrospective, George Winston-ish tinkle and melody hooks - rich....' The Opening masterfully blends acoustic and electronic instruments, rich with orchestration and emotionally evocative melodies. Song styles range from flowing and serene to up-tempo and inspirational. Mark was trained as a classical pianist at a very young age, and also performed as a teenager in rock and jazz bands. He was raised in Colorado, and spent a good portion of his years outside exploring remote wilderness areas. His songs tell the story of what he has learned, reaching deep inside the audience to elicit their desires, inspirations, and feelings. Mark has worked with Tom Capek (Dotsero), Taylor Mesple (Wind Machine), and Chris Ball (woodwinds for Firefall). His impeccable composition, recording, and producing skills are earning respect and recognition within the music industry.