Christoffer Høyer is a multi instrumentalist who is collaborating with major writers and producers in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States as well as Japan.
As a performing artist, Christoffer has been very successful in Scandinavia with his solo project “Envelope”. He has toured Scandinavia, the U.S., the U.K. and the Netherlands.
In late 2012, Chris' solo album, "Silent Songs About Things That Don't Happen" (Warner Music), was released.
HOYER SONGS FACTS:
Chris co-wrote 1st single by Danish band, “Who Made Who”, called "Inside World", featured on their third album, "Brighter", which will be out on February 28 – 2012. Cherck out the official video here:
COWBOYS AND ALIENS
Chris composed, produced and recorded all music to the films “One On One – The Cowboys and Aliens Interviews”, starring Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. Directed by Jon Favreau. Executive producer, Steven Spielberg.
After having finished filming the huge Hollywood film, “Cowboys and Aliens”, Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man 1 and 2…) and Steven Spielberg (E.T., Indiana Jones, The Colour Purple, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Saving private Ryan…) decided to make an extended collection of films of background material and interviews conveying how they created the movie - anecdotes from the set by actors and script writers etc.
Instead of re-using the music score from the film they asked Christoffer to compose all the music.
The movie was released in the United States and Canada on July 29 - 2011. “One On One – The Cowboys and Aliens Interviews” will be part of the DVD release.
"YOU’RE LUCKY" FOR NOVO NORDISK
Chris wrote, produced, recorded “You’re Lucky”. The song is part of a worldwide campaign for the multi national pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk.
COMEDY CENTRAL – MUSIC FOR TV SPECIAL, "THANK YOU VERY COOL"
Chris composed and produced the music for the TV Special “Nick Kroll, Thank You Very Cool”.
The show features the actor and comedian Nick Kroll (films such as “Get Him to the Greek”, “Date Night”, “The League”, “Dinner for Schmucks”, “I Love You Man”, “Little Fockers”…).
Comedy Central (The Daily Show, Southpark...). is currently seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide.
THE SOUND OF TRAIN LINE E - CLASSICAL MUSIC AND POPPY SONGS
The Danish Arts Agency has hired Chris and classical composer, Peter Bruun (“Nordisk Råds Musikpris”) to write a 40 minutes piece of music.
Chris and Peter are composing the piece for a string quartet, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel and various percussions. Chris will also be part of the performance, playing electric and acoustic guitars, harmonium as well as taking care of the vocals.
Check out one of the songs - "Same" - here:
BEAUTIFUL WORLD FOR TOM HANK’S SON
Chris’ wrote the song, “Beautiful World”, for the Hollywood film “Lucky”.
The film is starring Colin Hanks (Tom Hanks’ son), Ann-Margret, Jeffrey Tambor, Mimi Rogers… Directed by Gil Cates Jr. The film is described as a “Dark Comedy”.
It will be out in cinemas at some point in 2011.
Chris produced, recorded and plays all instruments as well as sing on the track. He wrote the song with writer Gordon Pagoda (L.A.).
Watch the theatrical trailer here:
RUN A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY, CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST AND BE THE WORLD’S GREATEST DAD
Co-wrote three songs with Danish hipster, “Bon Homme”, Tomas Høffding, for his new album “How To Run a Fortunate 500 Company, Climb Mount Everest and Be the World’s Greatest Dad” youtube.com/watch?v=uya4ijYsU84
Co-wrote the single, “The Plot”, for Danish Disco Punk trio, “Who Made Who”.
NUMBER 5 ON FINNISH CHARTS
Chris’s song, “In the Money”, was translated into Finnish and recorded by Finland’s fourth best selling artist, Simo Silmu. Simo’s album, “In The Red House” (Warner Music).
Reached #5 on the Finnish album chart.
OPEN WINDOW FOR HIT US TV SHOW ONE TREE HILL
Chris’ song, “Open Window“ placed on the American TV show, “One Tree Hill”. The show is produced by Warner Bros. and broadcast worldwide.
TWO SONGS FOR OPRAH WINFREY
Chris wrote two songs for the American TV show, “Good Girls Don’t”. The show airs on Oprah Winfrey’s channel “The Oxygen Network”.
CHRIS’ SOLO PROJECTS
Chris has recorded two albums with his band Envelope.
THIRD ALBUM, "Silent Songs About Things That Don't Happen", SIGNED BY WARNER MUSIC, DENMARK.
Watch and listen to one of the songs - "One Of the Ones" - here:
OPEN ROADS LONELY TRAINS
Early 2009, the second Envelope album, “Open Roads Lonely Trains” was released in Denmark.
The album contains 12 songs, written by Chris and a few co-writers.
The album was produced by Chris and Boe Larsen (Michael Learns to Rock, Hanne Boel, Søren Sko…).
Watch and listen to the sopng "Open Window", here:
Envelope’s debut album, “Stay”, came out in late 2001. It was a success through-out Scandinavia and was A-listed on 26 radio stations in Sweden, high rotation on Danish P3 and lots of airplay in Norway. Envelope toured from 2001 through 2005.
In 2004, Chris got two songs from the album synchronized to the American TV show “Good Girls Don’t”.
This led to a lot of work in Los Angeles where he is now, regularly working with various writers/producers, music publishers, music supervisers and song pluggers.