Welcome to David's Great Adventure, a digital impression of David Friedrich's life. In this binary version of a portfolio, David is going to tell you a little about his career, his life as a musician and composer, share about his experience and current work as a musicologist and media scientist, and exhibit how he has changed the world as a sound and media artist through his projects.

David was born in 1987 under the surname Teresa Carballo,  and was raised in a small town situated in the heart of Germany. In 2004, David started his career as musician, composer, and audio engineer followed by numerous concerts and studio recordings. In addition to his work as a musician, he completed his apprenticeship as a nurse in 2009 and worked on intensive care units in various hospitals between 2010 and 2018. David has dedicated himself to the research fields of musicology and media studies since 2015--making him the first in his working-class family with a migration background to study at a university. In 2018, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in musicology from Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) and is currently part of the master's program for media studies at the same institution. Despite battling dyslexia, David was awarded the Humboldt-Scholarship (as part of the Germany Scholarship program) in 2020 for outstanding performance. Alongside his academic career, he invented the Theremin for the Deaf, the first musical instrument to produce sound without acoustics. From 2016-2019, David worked for the broadcast show Fritz Unsigned as a social media manager and as a freelance Radio-Journalist. He also designed the app Tour It Yourself, which enables musicians to book and manage concerts independently. Between 2020 and 2021, David was a co-organizer of TEDxHUBerlin, an independent and self-organized format of the worldwide renowned lecture and knowledge platform TED. Finally--and the most importantly--David has been the proud father of a spirited and hilarious daughter since 2014.

 

Education

Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

Media Studies

Master of Arts

2018–2021

Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

Musicology and Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts

2015–2018

Scholarship

Humboldt-Scholarship

(as part of the Germany Scholarship program)

04/2020–03/2021

Teaching Experience

Rhön Hospital Hildesheim (Germany)

Apprenticeship as a nurse

State Examination

2006–2009

Work experience

Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

Department for Musicology and Media Studies

Student Assistent for Prof. W. Ernst

2018–2021

Fritz Unsigned (Radio Fritz /rbb)

Assistant & Social Media Manager

2016–2019

Freelancer

Journalist

Radio reports for the rbb

2018

Familien Video (by VRIKS GmbH Berlin, Germany)

MArketing & PR

Lead of Marketing

03/2018–09/2018

Working as nurse

Intensive Care Unit, Intermediate Care & Cardiology

2009–2018

Music Management & concert Booking

Concert booking and branding for:

Wito (2016 / 2019–2020)

Teresa Caballo (2015–2017)

Disco Love Machine (2012–2015)

Concert booking for:

You Can Call Me Jack (2015)

Falk Louis (2016–2017)

Social media consulting for:

Alles Solar (2018)

Skillset

Expert:

Ableton Live

Logic Pro X

English (IELTS: 8)

Intermediate:

Adobe XD

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Photoshop

Adequate:

Python

Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)

BA-Seminar (together with Sebastian Breu)

Module: Digital Media

2020

Engagement

TEDxHu Berlin (Independent organized TED Events)

Co-organizer (since 03/2020).    

Marketing, PR, and Social Media Director.

2020–2021

Transmediale Festival 2020

"Adversarial Hacking in the Age of AI"

Host @ Media Theater (HU Berlin /Germany).

2020

"student council initiative of the department for musicology and media studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin"

Active member

2018–2020

Berliner Schule

Official students' initiative

Founder

2017–2021

Vintage Computer Festival Berlin

Organizational Assistance & Video documentation of the conference
2017 & 2018

Memberships

Landesverband Legasthenie und Dyskalkulie e.V.

[State Association for Dyslexia and Dyscalculia]

2018–Present

Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft e.V.

[Society for Media Studies]

2017–Present

Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte [Society for musical performance and mechanical reproduction rights] (GEMA)

2014–Present

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