AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: MSG Ventures
Erik Hockman is a multi-national award-winning creative media producer, audio/visual systems designer, and product developer. His passion is orchestrating the seamless blend of art and technology creating innovative experiences that invoke emotion and wonder.
With over 30 years of professional experience working in the themed entertainment, special venue, and leisure industries Erik has held leadership roles in live and studio content creation, broadcast engineering, theatre audio and show control design, film sound, live entertainment production, and engineering/construction management. He is the owner of TimbreMill, a professional loudspeaker company and is actively involved in developing innovative new control and DSP systems.
Erik has designed numerous projects for clients including Disney, Universal Studios, Panasonic, Anheuser-Busch, David Bowie, Yanni, and Luther Vandross. Of special note, Erik is extremely proud to have lead the Audio/Visual systems design at Universal Studios Japan for virtually every show, ride, attraction, and facility, from the park’s conception through present date.
Currently Erik is a principal with Madison Square Garden Ventures, where he is leading the audio and acoustics team designing iconic structures, developing immersive experiences, and creating groundbreaking technologies. He holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts in Sound Design for Theater, Music Composition, and Production Management.
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