Delf Maria Hohmann

2019 Program Artist

Delf Maria Hohmann (originally from Germany, lives in St. John’s, NFLD, Canada) plays guitar, five-string banjo, recorder, concertina, dulcimer and various percussive instruments. His repertoire features contemporary and traditional folk music in English, French, Yiddish, and German. From 1981 to 1985 he worked for the environmental project Clearwater on the Hudson River, and performed with Pete Seeger at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Massey Hall in Toronto. He writes Music for Ships’ Horns, the so called Harbour Symphoniesand is exploring ambisonics and multichannel sound diffusion for live performances and sound installations. He serves on the programming committee of Sound Symposium in St. John’s.


Harbour Symphony

Composers Delf Maria Hohmann and Raven Chacon with Allison Cameron, John Oswald and Marc Sabat bring St. John’s celebrated Harbour Symphony to Toronto, transforming boats berthed near the city’s shoreline into an orchestra on the water. Featuring music written for the horns of tugboats, trawlers, ferries, leisure vessels, and ocean-going freighters, each Harbour Symphony since 1983 has […]


Harbourfront Centre