tedor-multimedia-solutions-cambridge-contactKrisztián Hofstädter/tEdor
Multimedia specialist

Current position:
Lecturer –
Creative Music Technology at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge 

Current project:
Focus - Software development with Neuro-Feedback and Music (proposal, software)

Main interests

Composition and Sound design

Composition and sound design for games, films and theatre performances; TECH Logic Pro – Studio Recording, Sound Editing, Audio Post Production for Film;  iZotope RX – audio repair; qLAb – Sound Engineering;

Software Development

Software development with audio/visuals for HCIHuman Computer Interfacing and BCIBrain Computer Interfacing with algorithmic compositions, installations and live synthesis. TECH • Arduino (C), SuperCollider (Smalltalk), Processing (JAVA), Max/MSP and Jitter, PureData, ixiQuarks and Open Sound Control;  • IBVA and Neurosky hardware for BCI and Neuro-Feedback Training (NFNF is a type of biofeedback technique that helps develop a better control of central nervous system activity by reinforcing healthy brainwave pattern by visual, auditory and tactile feedback (Collura, 2014)) and Arduino.

Web-Design and Development

Designing, building and maintaing websites. TECH • WordPress, Search Engine Optimazation (SEO), Photoshop, HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL.

Teaching and Event Organising

Teaching music technology at ARU and organising art/music related events.

EXPERIENCE

Lecturer of Creative Music Technology (2014 – Present)
Anglia Ruskin University

Sensor technology for making music.
Covered material: Arduino with various sensors, Kinect, Leap, Brain Computer Interfacing with IBVA and Neurosky and programming with C, smalltalk, Max/MSP and processing.

Freelance Multimedia Specialist (2013 – Present)
Tedor – multimedia solutions

1) Composer and sound designer for various media such as theatre plays, games and films – with Logic, SuperCollider and Max.
2) Web designer and developer with WordPress, Bootstrap and Adobe Photoshop.
3) Video producer – with Adobe Premier and Final Cut Studio.
4) Software designer, programmer – developing audio software.

Lecturer of Creative Music Technology (2011 – 2012)
Anglia Ruskin University

I taught final year students in ‘Creative Music Technology’. The module involves introduction to Arduino [C] and its use with audio software environments such as SuperCollider [smalltalk], Max/MSP, as well as Open Sound Control and Processing [JAVA] for visual programming.

Demonstrations of student works and outline for the module can be found here:http://tedor.info/stech/

Assistant Manager and Art Events Organiser (2011 – 2014)
CB1 Ltd.

Besides general manager duties, I focused on organising and developing the venues art life:

Managing Cambridge’s most artistic internet cafe, I organised musical events [experimental electronica, hip-hop, acoustic, ...] and visual art exhibitions, besides developing websites [http://cb1art.co.uk] as well as maintaining excellent catering.

Radio Engineer and Production Assistant (2008 – 2009)
John Levine’s ‘Happy and Health Hour’ Radio Show

As a radio engineer I set up and operated radio broadcast equipment and as a production assistant I helped prepare John’s radio shows.

EDUCATION

Anglia Ruskin University (2009 – 2013)
MA Creative Music Technology for Media, Music Technology

Subjects studied including: Programming, Marketing Music, Perspectives of Sonic Art Practice, …

Anglia Ruskin University (2006 – 2009)
BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology, Music Technology

Important modules involved: audio programming with SuperCollider and Max/MSP, audio production in Logic for film and acousmatic music, studio practice and recording.

Eötvös József College, Pedagogical Faculty (2000 – 2004)
Cultural Organiser, Community Organisation and Advocacy

Skills acquired: pedagogic skills, organising events, critical thinking, social skills, cultural awareness, data analysis.

RECOMMENDATIONS

I have worked with Krisztián during the Brain’s Eden gamejam in 2013 for our project called Stormbrothers.

Krisztián showed dedication and skill from the moment he joined our team and came with fantastic results in a very short amount of time by providing us with music and sound effects he created for our game.

Not only did he support us with great audio, he also supported us throughout the entire night to finish our project by providing us with a nice working environment and fantastic tea!

A big plus to any videogame development team.

Krisztián is a serious and committed sound artist and music technologist. As a lecturer he was particularly patient with students, putting in all of his efforts to make sure they understood the subject and remained engaged. Working with Krisztián was a pleasure and given his excellent work ethic, his personal manners and his thoughtful attitude, I can fully recommend him as a professional and as an artist.
I had the pleasure of having Krisztian as my lecturer for Sensor Technology in my final year at Anglia Ruskin University. His lectures were enjoyable, informative and challenging, and enabled me to produce work to a very high standard. Krisztian is an intelligent and gifted musician, and I look forward to collaborating more with him in the future.

Krisztián is a fine composer. He created a music and all that fancy sound design to my final project called “The Sue”. Im Happy I’ve got a chance to work with him… He is excellent musician and excellent sound-designer. Im looking forward to work with him again!

During Krisztian’s teaching I learnt the basic and in depth coding for creating performance tools with Max Msp & Processing. He is a very talented teacher who engages with students and pushes them to try and get the best out the module. His is easy to talk to and has extensive knowledge of coding. I wouldnt of got the “First Class Honours” marks for his module without his help during the 12 weeks. Thanks Krisztian!

Krisztián invited me to perform a live set at one of the CB1 electronic evenings in 2012. Unfortunately his invitaion came at a point when most of my gear was in storage while I was waiting to move to a new flat. So although flattered I reluctantly had to refuse. But after attending one of the CB1 events as an observer I was inspired by the inviting atmosphere, rich range of underground music & the enthusiasm of the attending crowd. So I threw together the makings of a set with the limited resources I had to hand & finally agreed to his request.

Speaking as performer & audience member Krisztián succeeded at managing the venue to provide a series of atmospheric, low key, alternative music events which worked really well.

Krisztian worked with our team of volunteers to produce our fortnightly show called ‘John Levine’s Happy & Health Hour’. He was only too happy to help any way he could which included sound engineering and production assistant.It was a pleasure working with him.
I have recently worked with Krisztián on a remix project and can recommend him for his compositional skills, organisation and enthusiasm.
We had a great time working together on a video game project at university. Krisztian did the sound effects and background music providing a unique and relevant atmosphere for the game. I found him professional, passionate and thorough with his work. I can recommend him with full confidence.
I performed at one of the CB1 electronic events that Krisztián organised and attended a number of others. The events were all well organised, and had a broad selection of music which was both interesting and entertaining.
Krisztian is very focused, communicative and highly creative at electronic music composing. I hired him to make some music for a video, and the result was well beyond my expectations. He is extremely talented in understanding messages, capturing nuances and putting together various elements that not only sound great, but also fit the video content perfectly. If you need a piece of tailored, high-quality music for visual materials, I would definitely recommend Krisztian!
I unexpectedly worked with Krisztian during a gamejam and was very impressed with his level of professionalism and speed of workflow. Not only is he a good composer, he knows how to deal with feedback, adjust accordingly and manages to do all this under time pressure, which is vital in the game industry.

I had the pleasure of working with Krisztián for a couple years at university and also for my final degree project delivering an amazing job with the creation of the soundtrack and audio design for a short animated film, I found him very knowledgeable, diligent and consistent with his work

During this period of studies Krisztián also got involved in many extra curricular activities such exhibitions and degree shows then rapidly he became well known for his creative talent

I strongly recommend Krisztián to anyone looking for a talented and passionate sound designer

This man knows his stuff. Krisztián was a great lecturer whilst I was studying at ARU Cambridge, empowering me as a student to gain an increased level of attainment. He lectured in Sensor Technology, giving accurate and constructive feedback, knowledgable and undivided assistance when tackling coding issues. He helped me gain a great mark in the subject which contributed to me achieving a 1st overall.
Krisztián is also a great composer and music technologist. An all-round pleasure to work with.

Krisztián helped me to set up some Transition events at the cafe which were to do with community, environment and lifestyle, which involved showing films and hosting discussions. For over two years now they have been running, although someone else is hosting them now, and I would call it a success.

This would not have been possible without Krisztián, firstly to facilitate the conversation about using the cafe for this purpose, and secondly to mediate between the staff in an amicable and empathic way, so that people were available to support the events. I felt that Krisztián understood the vision behind these, and championed them from the very beginning.

He saw that local community was incredibly valuable, yes to the business but also the well-being of the people in the area, in sustaining the wonderful culture of the cafe, and supporting the principles of the Transition movement. He was able to make the case in a way that suited the needs of each stakeholder, and also went on to further nurture the community with a range of vegan pot lucks and music nights of his own design.

As a principled and insightful man, Krisztián will improve any organisation he works for.

Krisztián is a hard-working manager that handles unexpected situations on a daily basis. To ensure that everything is running smoothly, he is observant and has initiated several procedures which have been used as routines to improve the efficiency of the business.
He is well connected in the art circle in Cambridge, organising performances and exhibitions regularly which, with his innovative promotions and web design skills, have significantly increased the popularity and revenue of the café.

composition examples