Krisztian Hofstadter

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Personal profile


I am a creative technologist working as a researcher, lecturer, freelancer and artist.

At York, I work on the Enhancing Audio Description II (EADII). My key responsibilities for this AHRC-funded project include conducting literature reviews, leading workshops, organising events, engaging with organisations and participants, designing experiments, conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis, web design and maintenance, photography, audio-visual production, and co-authoring journal articles.

Besides working on the Enhancing Audio Description project as a research assistant, my doctoral research developed brain-computer music interfaces for meditation, in which I link neurofeedback to auditory entrainment in generative soundscapes inspired by shamanic journeying. I have also been teaching music technology-related subjects (e.g. sonic art, sensor technology and music for the moving image) as an associate lecturer at the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and the University of Bedfordshire and currently teach a module on sensemaking and digital identities at the School of Philosophy and Arts History at the University of Essex. As a freelancer and artist, I have been producing sound design and music, websites and visual art, including photography and paintings.


Research interests

  • brain-computer music interfacing
  • meditation
  • shamanism
  • sound design and music
  • auditory entrainment
  • film sound
  • animal rights


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Developing brain-computer music interfaces for meditation, Anglia Ruskin University

Award Date: 1 Oct 2022

Masters, Creative Music Technology for Media, Anglia Ruskin Univ

Award Date: 1 Aug 2013

BA, An investigation of the use of EEG data for the purposes of sonification and visualisation in a creative environment, Anglia Ruskin University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2009

BA, Cults and Globalisation, Eötvös József University, Pedagogic Faculty

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

External positions

Associate Lecturer, University of Essex

1 Sept 2021 → …


  • B Philosophy (General)
  • shamanism
  • meditation
  • altered states of consciousness
  • M Music
  • brain-computer music interfacing
  • electronic music