Christoffer Høyer

 

Christoffer Høyer started out as an artist in the band Envelope. From 1999 through 2008, he toured a lot with the band and they released two albums, “Stay” (2001) and “Open Roads Lonely Trains” (2007).

As a songwriter he had honed his craft since he started writing songs at the age of eight. During his time in the band, gradually, he got more and more into writing, producing and recording music and songs for various film/TV projects as well as other artists.

By 2009, he spent most of his time working as a composer, songwriter, music producer and multi instrumentalist.

However, there was still time to make music in his own right and in 2012, he released his first album as a solo artist – the album “Silent Songs About Things That Don’t Hapen (Warner Music).

More songs of his own keep piling up and a second solo album is planned to be released at some point during 2017.

 

Silent Songs About Things That Don’t Happen

Signed by Warner Music Scandinavia, the album was released in November, 2012.

The album contains 12 new songs and has been recorded in the legendary STC Studio in Copenhagen NV, produced by Chris’ mates, Tomas Høffding (“Who Made Who”, “Bon Homme”) and Frank Birch Pontoppidan (Howe Gelb, John Parish, Tina Dickow, Tim Christensen…). 
Go to “Buy Music” on this site to listen to samples of the album or purchase it.

Or listen to the song “One Of the Ones” here:

“One Of the Ones” by Christoffer Høyer from Christoffer Hoyer on Vimeo.

 

Envelope Albums:

“Open Roads Lonely Trains” (2007)

The second album Envelope album, “Open Roads Lonely Trains” was released in Denmark in early 2007. Produced by Chris and  Danish producer, Boe Larsen.

The album received massive airplay on Danish radio. One of the songs on the album was translated and covered by Finland’s fourth best selling artist, Simo Silmu. Another song from the album, “Open Window”, was featured on the American TV show “One Tree Hill” (Warner Bros.).

“Open Window” from Christoffer Hoyer on Vimeo.

“Stay” (2001)

Envelope’s debut album, “Stay”, was released in 2001. It was a success through-out Scandinavia and was A-listed on 26 radio stations in Sweden,  rotation on Danish P3 and P4 and lots of airplay in Norway and Sweden.

In 2004, two songs from “Stay” were picked to feature on the American TV show, “Good Girls Don’t”.

This offered a new scope and potential for Christoffer’s abilities as a songwriter and producer and, eventually, led him to pursue working more in Los Angeles where Chris is now, regularly, collaborating with writers/producers, music publishers and supervisers…primarily focusing on songs and music for film and TV.

Classical Music and Songs (2011)

Chris wrote and composed 40 minutes of music and songs with classical composer, Peter Bruun (awarded with “Nordisk Musikråds Pris”). The music features Chris on vocals, guitars, harmonium along with a string quartet, marimba, xylophone and percussions.

Chris toured with the production through-out 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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MUSIC FOR CALIFORNIA ALMONDS COMMERCIAL

MUSIC FOR CALIFORNIA ALMONDS COMMERCIAL

I just did the music for a series of film commercials, playing in Germany at the moment, for California Almonds. Thanks to Samantha of Reel Muzik Werks Publishing in California.

"INSIDE WORLD" ON NETS COMMERCIAL

"INSIDE WORLD" ON NETS COMMERCIAL

The song, "Inside World" (by Who Made Who), which I have co-written is used on this cool commercial film for Nets/Visa Card etc. It is playing on TV, cinemas, web, instore and at events. Check it out:

AT MIDEM IN CANNES

AT MIDEM IN CANNES

Again this year, I had yet another great trip to the annual Midem Music Business Festival in Cannes, France. So good to see friends and get new ones. To check up on collegues, music publishers, labels, music distributors and other collaborators, set new ships afloat and sort out a few old to-do's... I am excited and feel optimistic!

RELEASE OF FISCHER EP - "KAOSBARN"

RELEASE OF FISCHER EP - "KAOSBARN"


The full EP with Danish artist, Fischer, was released on Nordic Music Society in ultimo May 2017. I have co-written, recorded, produced and mixed all songs here at Hoyer Songs Studio except the track, "Et Andet Sted". Brian Mørk Hansen did some additional mixing on "Eksplosion" as well as mastered all tracks. Check out the EP, "Kaosbarn", here:

SECOND SINGLE OF THE ARTIST, FISCHER: "KAOSBØRN FRA KOSMOS"

SECOND SINGLE OF THE ARTIST, FISCHER: "KAOSBØRN FRA KOSMOS"

I have co-written, played, produced, arranged, recorded and mixed the second single of the great Danish artist, Fischer. The single is called "Kasobørn fra Kosmos" - a translation would be something like "Chaos Kids From Cosmos" Check out the video here:

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED FIRST SINGLE OF ARTIST, FISCHER

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED FIRST SINGLE OF ARTIST, FISCHER

I have co-written, recorded, played, produced and arranged this great song, "Bukker Under", for the debut artist, Fischer. The song was written by Fischer, the writer/producer Chief One and me. It is the first single of a full EP which I am producing and co-writing. Planned release in Spring 2017. Check out the video here:

TITLE SONG FOR NEW TV SHOW ON NATIONAL TV CHANNEL, "RAMASJANG"

TITLE SONG FOR NEW TV SHOW ON NATIONAL TV CHANNEL, "RAMASJANG"

I composed, recorded, produced, arranged and mixed the title song, "Sovedyr på eventyr", for the brand new TV show with Rosa Gjerluff Nyholm. I also composed parts of the background music. The show is airing on National Danish TV as of March 2016.

Sovedyr på eventyr - trailer

NYT PROGRAM: Fra i morgen kan dit barn komme med Rosa og sovedyrene på eventyr i Ramasjang:-)Se forpremiere allerede fra kl. 06 på dr.dk/ramasjang/tv.Hvad betyder sovedyr for dit barn? :-)

Opslået af DR Ramasjang på 25. februar 2016
LEGO SONG NOW ON iTUNES ETC.

LEGO SONG NOW ON iTUNES ETC.

The Lego Song, "If You Dare To Believe", that I have written, produced, recorded, mixed and played (except for vocals by Sara Grabow), is now available on iTunes and all the other digital stores. The song has become The Official Title Song for all the animated Lego Elves films, the first one being "Unite the Magic", playing in about 40 countries (Disney Channel, Netflix...). Three more films are in the making this year. Get your own copy here:

       
TITLE SONG + BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR NEW TV SHOW ON TV CHANNEL, "RAMASJANG" WITH ROSA

TITLE SONG + BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR NEW TV SHOW ON TV CHANNEL, "RAMASJANG" WITH ROSA

I am composing, producing, recording and mixing the title song for a new TV show with TV starlette, Rosa ("fra Rouladegade"). In addition, I am composing various background music for the show. The show is airing nationally on the childrens' TV channel, "Ramasjang", in 2016. More seasons in 2017.

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COMPOSED THE MUSIC FOR FILM ABOUT PROJECT IN INDIA BY NOVO NORDISK

COMPOSED THE MUSIC FOR FILM ABOUT PROJECT IN INDIA BY NOVO NORDISK

Meet Piru - a child with diabetes in India. Piru Kumary is one of more than 4,000 children living with type 1 diabetes in India. She is part of the Changing Diabetes® in Children programme.

OFFICIAL LEGO ELVES SONG, "IF YOU DARE TO BELIEVE", BY HOYER SONGS

OFFICIAL LEGO ELVES SONG, "IF YOU DARE TO BELIEVE", BY HOYER SONGS

I have written the new Official Lego Elves song, "If You dare To Believe", with Rune Christensen of JA Film.
Apart from writing and composing it, the song is produced, arranged, played, recorded and mixed by me at Hoyer Songs Studio.
Vocals by Danish singer and artist, Sara Grabow.
The song is part of the "Lego Elves" TV show and is featured in TV/Cinema commercials, webisodes and, of course, the music video world wide.

CHRIS REPRESENTED BY "HOLLYWOOD ELITE COMPOSERS"

CHRIS REPRESENTED BY "HOLLYWOOD ELITE COMPOSERS"

I am proud to have been invited to join the prestigious "Hollywood Elite Music and Media". They represent fantastic film composers like, one of my big inspirators, Jeff Beal (House Of Cards, Pollock, Appoloosa...) as well as Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek, The Chronicles Of Narnia...), George Fenton (Anna And the King, Gandhi, Groundhog Day...), George S Clinton (Austin Powers, Mortal Kombat...), Anne Dudley (American History X, The Full Monty...), Rachel Portman (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, Emma...) - just to namedrop a few :-)

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MUSIC TO FILM ABOUT THE NEW DANISH SCHOOL REFORM

MUSIC TO FILM ABOUT THE NEW DANISH SCHOOL REFORM

I composed and produced the music and sound design to this little piece about the new direction of the Danish School System

WORKING ON NEW ALBUM + MUSIC CUES FOR NATIONAL TELEVISION - DR

WORKING ON NEW ALBUM + MUSIC CUES FOR NATIONAL TELEVISION - DR

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April, 2014.

Working intensely on my next album, writing, composing and recording. Slowly, but surely, the music is coming out. It involves a lot of string arrangements. I will record a string quartet at another studio. The rest I will record here at Hoyer Songs Studio On the side, I am happily composing a sea of music cues for DR - Danish National Television. I have composed and produced music and sound design to five TV documentaries on channel DR2 - "DR2 Undersøger":
NEW SONG, "SAME", FILMED LIVE WITH STRING QUARTET

NEW SONG, "SAME", FILMED LIVE WITH STRING QUARTET