TEDxKaunas 2019 host will be ready to calm the nervous, to encourage the doubting, and to get the attention of the bored. With over 30 years of international experience in performing, Zan Hoffman knows the inner workings of any stage.



Mastermind behind the biggest label you’ve never heard of – “ZH27” (1984-2011) Zan Hoffman’s 27 year mission was “to explore new audio realms including outreach to fellow explorers worldwide“. World-traveler since his childhood, Zan’s global network is reflected by collaborations spanning Europe, Asia and the Americas. Next stage of exploration has been through live shows in Europe. The most musical of the ZH27 acts “Bodycocktail” established fame in Galicia, on Spanish-Portuguese coast, and a few years ago the Braille Satellite Festival brought Zan to Lithuania. This is the second autumn he’s basing live activities in the Baltics and in Kaunas. Why, you may wonder? “Because Kaunas is gerai” he sings in a new song. Since 1993 Bodycocktail synths and songs conjure emotions. Zan Hoffman has brought cheer and deep smiles again and again with his intimate shows during more than ten years of playing live in Europe.


If you were recording one main message in a capsule for future generations, what would it be?
While you are cursing us about the problems we left you don’t forget we also left you some great music to dance to ~ we can only hope you’ve not forgotten how to shake your moneymaker.
What message would you like to broadcast to the outer space for the other life forms to decipher?
It would be a recording comprised of nature sounds and industrial noises.
Is your idea for TEDxKaunas 2019 an “SOS signal”, a “lucky charm”, a “reminder” or maybe something else?
An affirmation – we are all capable of meeting our challenges.