Georg Hajdu, born in 1960, holds diplomas in molecular biology and musical composition from the University of Cologne and the Cologne Musikhochschule and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). His teachers include Georg Kröll, Johannes Fritsch, Krzysztof Meyer, Clarence Barlow, Andrew Imbrie, Jorge Liderman and David Wessel. He also audited classes with György Ligeti in Hamburg. In 2002, his Internet performance environment Quintet.net was employed in a Munich Biennale opera (Orpheus Kristall) performance and in the same year Georg Hajdu became professor of multimedia composition at the Hamburg University of Music and Drama (HfMT). There, in 2004, he established Germany’s first master’s program in multimedia composition and, in 2012, the center for microtonal music and multimedia (ZM4). Hajdu’s compositions are characterized by a pluralistic attitude and have earned him several international prizes. He is also the (co-)author of numerous articles on topics on the borderline of music, technology and science as well as software applications such MaxScore (with Nick Didkovsky), Quintet.net, DJster and a real-time version of Stockhausen’s Elektronische Studie II.