Daan Hofman studied acting at the University of fine arts Utrecht (HKU) and music at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (CvA).
With a background in theatre and songwriting, storytelling is the core element in his work.
He is known for his bittersweet yet playful music, with hybrid structures, delicate sounds and lyrical melodies
For years Daan toured with a band, performing his own songs. He wrote two albums with a mix of chanson, blues and dutch lyrics: Fakkels van suiker (2008) and Frederic & de katoenvelden (2014).
In addition to his songwriting, Daan became interested in writing instrumental music for the stage and worked with theater groups such as Orkater, tgEcho and Amsterdamse Bos Theater. In 2015 he was invited by the Kruller Muller Museum to compose the live radio play Seurat, catcher of light as part of the George Seurat exhibition.
He built his own studio where he records and produces his own music. In recent years he has written music for theatre, radioplay's, audiobooks and podcast.
But things fell into place when Daan started composing for film; His traces in theater, the love for storytelling and his musical omnivorism. He won the BMIM Best New Talent Award 2020 with his orchestral re-score of Danny and the wild bunch. Followed by a winning award at the CAIFF Scoring Competition California (US) with his score of I'll Be Here by Tiffany Murray.
In 2022 he got a master degree in Media Composition at the University of Chichester (UK) and became a much sought after filmcomposer in the Netherlands and abroad.
He composed the music for feature documentaries of dutch Journalist Twan Huys De Schrijver, de moordenaar & zijn Vrouw and Ankie, de olympische Weduwe, both broadcasted on Dutch television. He scored several festival short films; The Deceder an absurdist horror by Raymon Hilkman, Blue Rain a short drama by Jet Kragt, Gush! a visual short thriller about babybirth by Juliette van Ardenne and Koers an intimate child’s portret by Fer van der Hoff.
Besides he worked closely with director Jörgen Scholtens on three of his films, Muze and the feature films Fathers & Sons, and Little Amsterdam. Muze was worldwide winner of the 48h competition at Lolapalooza in Washington (US). With the score for Little Amsterdam, Daan was nominated for BMIM Award Best Original Score for short film 2022.
Daan lives with his wife and two sons near the Dutch seashore.