Biography

Benjamin O’Brien (PhD) is a researcher, composer, and performer studying the effects of sound on human movement and perception. His work with electronic and electro-acoustic sound focuses on sonification, voice recognition, digital signal processing, and indeterminacy. He holds degrees in composition, mechanical and physical engineering, and mathematics from the University of Florida (PhD), Aix-Marseille University (MS), Mills College (MA), and the University of Virginia (BA). Benjamin has studied and worked with Christophe Bourdin, Ted Coffey, Fred Frith, Paul Koonce, Christine Meunier, and Roscoe Mitchell. He has presented research at international conferences and festivals, including ICMC (2011-13, 2015), Journées d’Informatique Musicale (FR), Festival Mixtur (ES), and Signal Festival (CZ). His work has been published by Oxford University Press, Springer, Routledge, and Taukay Edizioni Musicali (IT). He currently lives in Marseille (FR), where he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Speech and Language (CNRS, AMU).

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