About Simon Goff
Hailing from North Yorkshire in the UK, Simon Goff is a violinist, composer and Grammy award winning sound engineer.
His work seeks to find space between genres, exploring how the violin can be manipulated and processed to create a unique sound that defies traditional definitions. From his appreciation of process, acoustics and technology he conjures dynamic sonic landscapes where acoustic and electronic sounds meet. His live performances merge these worlds harmoniously and shift effortlessly between intimate fragility to expansive cinematic soundscapes.
Growing up as a violinist performing in concert halls around the north of England, he spent time learning from the legendary session bassist Herbie Flowers (David Bowie, Lou Reed). Now residing in Berlin he has found a home for his curious mind. Here he has worked with some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians as a collaborator and a sound engineer. These include Academy Award winner Hildur Gudnadottir, Johann Johannsson, Peter Broderick (Erased Tapes), Thor Harris (Swans) and Xiu Xiu to name just a few.
Released in April 2021 with his new album Vale has been described as ‘a dazzling exploration of the interface between violin and technology and between the poles of intimacy and grandeur’. It follows on from his 2016 album and project HUE, an immersive installation that blurred the lines between musical space, minimal music and drones, music performance and installation.
Goff has performed across the world as a sought after violinist, everywhere from Funkhaus (Berlin, DE) the South Bank Centre (London, UK), Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg, DE) and CTM Festival (Berlin, De). Alongside head engineer Francesco Donadello, he continues to work as a sound engineer at Vox-Ton studios in Berlin.