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Benjamin O’Brien composes, researches, and performs electro-acoustic music that focuses on music similarity and translation, sonification, and improvisation. He holds a PhD in music composition from the University of Florida (PhD) and additional degrees in composition, mechanical and physical engineering, and mathematics from Aix-Marseille Université (M2MPI), Mills College (MA), and the University of Virginia (BA). Benjamin has studied computer music and digital signal processing, improvisation, and theory with David Bernstein, Ted Coffey, Fred Frith, Paul Koonce, Richard Kronland-Martinet, and Roscoe Mitchell. His compositions and research have been presented at conferences and festivals throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, including International Computer Music Conferences (2011-13, 2015), Journées d’Informatique Musicale (FR), Art of Record Production Conference, and Signal Festival (CZ). Some of his honors include the Music OMI Fellowship (OMI International Arts Center), Phil Winsor Electroacoustic Music Young Composers Awards Finalist (Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology), and International Audio Artist Finalist (Radical dB Festival). His work is published by Oxford University Press, Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, Canadian Electroacoustic Community, Taukay Edizioni Musicali, and naucleshg. He currently lives in Marseille, France, where he is a research engineer at the Institut des Sciences du Mouvement (Aix-Marseille Université) and teaches at Les Ateliers de l’Image et du Son (Marseille).

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To contact Benjamin: benjamin [dot] m [dot] obrien [at] gmail [dot] com