brain-computer music interfacing

Hello, my name is Krisztián Hofstädter. This subdomain archives my doctoral research titled ‘Developing a Brain-Computer Music Interface for Meditation’ at the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. You can read about my other projects here.

research abstract

This interdisciplinary research developed a brain-computer music interface (BCMI) and demonstrated its use for scientific and artistic purposes. It was developed for neurofeedback practitioners and creatives interested in the combined use of brain-computer interfacing and music for well-being and creative expressions linked to meditation. Its effectiveness is investigated in training programmes, surveys and demonstrated in presentations and performances with real-time electroencephalography (EEG).


altered states of consciousness, brain-computer music interfacing, auditory brainwave entrainment, EEG, generative music, immersion, interactive soundscapes, meditation, neurofeedback, OpenBCI, SuperCollider, shamanic state of consciousness, synchronisation


A visual representation of progress can be seen here.

ongoing work

Hurray! My resubmission was accepted. Now I am making the file more accessible so it can be submitted to the universities repository.

past work

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For feedback and questions please email me at kris[at]khofstadter[dot]com.