Krisztián Hofstädter

Research Assistant, Associate Lecturer & Doctoral Researcher

StoryLab

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Music , Computing and technology

Krisztián is a creative technologist with interest in music, mind and meditation.

Krisztián's website
krisztian.hofstadter@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Born in 1981 in Hungary, Krisztián 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 Anglia Ruskin University. His research develops Brain Computer Music Interfacing for meditation.

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.

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
  • Meditation, shamanism
  • Electronic dance music (in particular psychedelic trance and liquid drum and bass and their effect on the mind)
  • Generative (algorithmic) composition
  • Web development

Teaching

Qualifications

  • 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. 2018. Audio Description in the UK: what works, what doesn’t and understanding the need for personalising access. In: British Journal of Visual Impairment.

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. 2019. NeuroMeditation with Music. In Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (presentation and performance).

Hofstadter, K. 2019. Demonstration of Brain-Computer Music Interfacing Soundscape - Generative Rhythmic Entrainment. In 2019 AES (Audio Engineering Society) International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio, York, UK (demonstration).

Hofstadter, K. 2018. Brain Computer Music Interfacing for Meditation. In Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 'The Archive and the Contested Landscape' symposium, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (presentation).

Hofstadter, K. 2018. Brain Computer Music Interfacing for Meditation. At Qujing University, Yunnan, China (presentation).

Hofstadter, K. 2018. A Brain-Computer Music Software Interface (BCMI) for Mindfulness. In StoryLab Symposium 'Interpret', Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (presentation and demonstration).

Hofstadter, K. 2016. A Brain-Computer Music Interface (BCMI) for Mindfulness with live EEG reading. In Multilingual Conference, University of Essex, Colchester (presentation and demonstration).

Belin, D., Hofstadter, K. 2016. Audio-visual interpretation of Belin's research on addiction. In Pint of Science Festival, Cambridge (exhibition).

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. 9 June. Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford (Poster).