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Jane Meet Milwaukee, WI SoundCloud Hero: Brian Hoffer

SoundCloud Heroes are inspirational leaders who bring people together around sound by cultivating and engaging unique communities.

If you’ve missed the news, we introduced our newest SoundCloud Heroes this past week! We’re wrapping up the introductions today. Please welcome Brian Hoffer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who would like to encourage more folks in his city to use audio to share what they love about their city.

Quick Facts:
Name: Brian Hoffer
SoundCloud: Brian Hoffer
Location: Milwaukee, WI

What do you do? How do you use SoundCloud in your life?
I’m the marketing specialist for the Milwaukee Recreation Department. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano and guitar.  I’ve written over 2,500 pop/rock songs since the age of 7. In 2011, I achieved a lifelong dream when I released my debut album, Into the Boulevard. SoundCloud has made it incredibly easy for me to share my songs with other music fans around the world.

What is the collaboration idea that you would like to accomplish with the SoundCloud community?
I think it would be fun to record and compile people’s favorite memories of growing up in the Milwaukee area, but I’m definitely open to other ideas.

What is your favorite place in the city and why?
I love the shores of Lake Michigan. There’s something about the vast expanse of open water that clears my mind and inspires me to write songs.

What is your favorite sound and why?
For me, there’s no better sound than a great pop song, especially that first listen. Sometimes, I wish I could forget all my favorite songs so I could hear them again for the first time.

Where else can we find you on the web?
www.HofferSongs.com

Jane Meet Fort Collins, CO SoundCloud Hero: Hunter Hoburg

SoundCloud Heroes are inspirational leaders who bring people together around sound by cultivating and engaging unique communities.

If you’ve missed it, we introduced our newest SoundCloud Heroes this past week! Give a warm welcome to Hunter Hoburg who is looking to bring the Northern Colorado SoundCloud community closer together through an open, interactive sound-creating and learning session.  Read on below.

Quick Facts:
Name: Hunter Hoburg
SoundCloud: Hunter Hoburg
Location: Fort Collins, CO

What do you do? How do you use SoundCloud in your life?
I am a college student and I work at a salad restaurant. I consider myself a musician, but I also pursue many other creative endeavors including poetry, scriptwriting, and graphic design. I use SoundCloud to share my music and see how other people can inspire my creativity.

What is the collaboration idea that you would like to accomplish with the SoundCloud community?
My first collaboration idea is a “SoundFest” where musicians, poets, podcasters, and any other soundsmiths can come to present their work with each other and share their techniques. It’s always amazing to see the different insights that people can give you on your pieces and there are few things more fun than getting together with a group of like-minded people and having a good time. It’s a somewhat obtuse idea that can be fitted to the community’s needs.

What is your favorite place in the city and why?
I love the peak of Horsetooth just West of the city because there is no better way to see the city than from above. If you haven’t been up there yet, I highly recommend making a trip there! In the city itself I like the Alley Cat because I can always meet new people there with different interests and creative strengths.

What is your favorite sound and why?
I love the sound of snow falling; the way everything is muted and you can be anywhere but you only hear what is near you is entrancing to me. Here is mrz’s melting snow: http://soundcloud.com/mrz/melting-snow-silence

Where else can we find you on the web?

I can be found on Blogspot at: http://thesarajevorose.blogspot.com/
Feel free to contact me through SoundCloud with any questions!

Jane Meet Winchester, VA SoundCloud Hero: Gracie Eisenhauer

SoundCloud Heroes are inspirational leaders who bring people together around sound by cultivating and engaging unique communities.

If you’ve missed it, we introduced our newest SoundCloud Heroes this past week! Say hello to Gracie Eisenhauer, a pianist who is studying to become an audio engineer. She wants to create an orchestral soundtrack with SoundClouders inspired by visuals that are also submitted from SoundClouders! Read on below.

Quick Facts:
Name: Gracie Eisenhauer
SoundCloud: Gracie Eisenhauer
Location: Winchester, VA

What do you do? How do you use SoundCloud in your life?
I am a rising college freshman majoring in piano with a degree in Music Production and Recording Technology and minors in voice and religion. My dream is to become an audio engineer in charge of recording a movie soundtrack. SoundCloud has always been an encouraging center for me. Whether it’s me finding a beginner artist and commenting on their piece to help them continue their music journey, or a group of SoundCloud pianists giving me helpful feedback on a piece I might be stuck on.

What is the collaboration idea that you would like to accomplish with the SoundCloud community?
I love how visuals give musicians inspiration. Not only musicians, but writers and artists as well! This collaboration won’t be using pictures of film clips from the internet…I want it to be from SoundClouder submissions and the Heroes can file through and choose a certain amount to focus on. Once you choose which visual you’ll use, you can do anything from creating a singer-songwriter piece discussing the theme or storyline of the visual, to creating an orchestral soundtrack! That’s the basic idea, but it could also be where each piece will have one story, one soundtrack, etc, and SoundClouders will sign up for each one, causing each visual to have a team collaboration! You’ll know more when the time comes.

What is your favorite place in the city and why?
Well, right now it’s the college I’ll be attending: Shenandoah University! Even though I’ve gone there to watch musicals and plays since I was five, I now see it in a whole new exciting light as it’s now my bridge from student to audio engineer. Even though it’s a small school, it’s a beautiful campus, and it has a really great Conservatory for music majors like me.

What is your favorite sound and why?
The echo of a live piano in a store or huge house not knowing where it comes from. The pounding rain on the gutters on the edge of a roof. The comfortable silence of a snowfall. The tuning of a cello. These are just a few to get you started, but telling me to choose one is like telling a mother to choose her favorite child!

Where else can we find you on the web?
https://twitter.com/pianosgrace
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gracie-Eisenhauers-Music
http://graciepresents.tumblr.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/GraciePresents - this one isn’t music themed…but I hope to turn Youtube into another collaboration machine, so here you go :)