Biography

Benjamin O’Brien (PhD) is a researcher, composer, and musician working in the interdisciplinary fields of psychoacoustics, human movement, and linguistics. His work with natural and artificial sound focuses on sonification, speaker identification and anonymisation, 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 INTERSPEECH, International Computer Music Conference (2011, 2013-15), 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, where he is a post-doctorate researcher at the Laboratory of Speech and Language (CNRS, AMU).

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