Krisztián Hofstädter

Research Assistant, Associate Lecturer & Doctoral Researcher


Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Music , Computing and technology

Krisztián is a creative technologist with particular interest in connections between music, brain and the mind.

Krisztián's website


Born in 1981 in Hungary, Krisztán is a creative technologist living in East Anglia since 2005. His main expertise lies in music technology. In Hungary he was an orchestral percussionist and received a diploma in Cultural Organising. In Cambridge, he has completed his BA (2009) and MA (2013) in Creative Music Technology and has started his PhD in Music (2015) at the Anglia Ruskin University. His research develops Brain Computer Music Interfacing software for mindfulness and well-being.

Besides his studies Krisztián has been working as a university lecturer, composer and sound designer for games, films and theatre, music technician, live sound engineer, photographer, painter, video producer and event organiser.

His creative work is often influenced by Lao Tzu, Aldous Huxley and Alan Watts.

Spoken Languages

  • Hungarian
  • English
  • German

Research interests

  • Brain-computer music interfacing
  • Human computer interfacing
  • Physical computing
  • Audio-visual programming
  • Sound design and composition for films, games and theatre
  • Music psychology
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Electronic dance music (in particular psychedelic trance and liquid drum and bass)
  • Generative (algorithmic) composition



  • MA (Hons) Creative Music Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (2013)
  • PTLLS, Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Cambridge Regional College (2011)
  • CELTA, Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, Cambridge Regional College (2011)
  • BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (2009)
  • Percussionist, Somberek-Palotabozsok Mohács Brass Orchestra and Music School of Mohács, Hungary (2000)

Selected recent publications

López, M., Kearney, G. and Hofstadter, K. 2016. Enhancing Audio Description, Spatialisation and Accessibility in Film and Television. In Reproduced Sound Conference. Southampton, UK, 15-17 November 2016.

Recent presentations and conferences

Hofstadter, K. 2015. Brain-computer music interfacing for stress management. In Musedelica - A symposium for researchers in the field of psychedelic music and related areas. Brighton, 14-15 June 2015. The Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex. (Software demonstration)

Hofstadter, K. 2015. Brain-computer music interfacing for stress management. In 10th Annual Research Conference. 09 June. Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford (Poster).