Hendrik’s Bio

Bio as of June 2009.

Hendrik is the 19th Hendrik David Gideonse and he grew in Cincinnati, OH on the Mason-Dixon line.  His professional music career began in 1991 when he started working for a lighting, sound and video company and helped to found the infamous Boston ska band, Thumper.  Hendrik graduated with a BA and an MA in Music Composition from Tufts University, where he studied contrabass, and both jazz and classical theory.  Starting in 1996, Gideonse started to work with new media in the dot com boom, and focused on user experience and user interface design.  Hendrik was the lead interface designer for SoundsBig.com, an .mp3 media distribution company founded by Cakewalk. By 1997, Hendrik had outfitted a studio in his home and began to produce and release his own records, as well as records for local bands and hip-hop artists.  By 1998, the studio and the affiliated record label were dubbed Indecent Music and the studio was improved and expanded.  The label had success with the discovery of Sandro G, the first major Azorean rap artist, who was signed to Universal Portugal shortly after an impromptu tour of the islands.

In 2005, Hendrik joined the faculty at the New England Institute of Art in the audio production department and continues to teach there today.  In the Fall of 2008, Hendrik became a candidate for the degree of Master’s of Music in Sound Recording Technology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and joined as an adjunct professor the following Spring.  Hendrik edits stuDIY.tv, a how-to, do-it-yourself studio design and construction blog.  Gideonse is known for the research and development of an alternative baritone guitar, an innovation on the design of quadratic residue diffusors, and for discovering and producing both Bryan McPherson and Sierra Sumpf.  Currently he is working with Geoff Daking and David Thibodeau at Daking Audio and is developing new products both in the consumer and professional audio product industries.