If philosophy is the love of wisdom, then phonosophy is the sounding of that realm. Organized sound is vibrant matter and phonosophy is the investigation by its own means into the holistic field of resonance.
Kenneth Fields, PhD
Dr. Kenneth Fields is currently Adjunct Professor in the Multimedia Art and Technology Program (MAT) at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is also Professor of Electronic Music at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China (since 2003). Ken held the position of Canada Research Chair in Telemedia Arts, investigating aspects of musical performance over high-speed networks (2008-13). He received a Ph.D. in Media Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2000). Ken has been developing Artsmesh since 2009, a live P2P network music platform.
Dr. Paul Rudy (b. 1962) has been called “The High Priest of Sound” and the “Sage of Sound.” He is a Rome Prize (2010), Guggenheim (2008), Fulbright (1997) and Wurlitzer Foundation (2007 and 2009) Fellow. He has won the Sounds Electric ’07 Competition (1st Prize), EMS Prize (Sweden, 1st Prize), Citta di Udine (Prize ex aequo), and has received recognition and commissions from IMEB, Bourges (2008 commission), SEAMUS, Meet the Composer, the American Composer’s Forum, SCI, National Music Teacher’s Association. Paul teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory where he received the 2008 Kauffman Award for Artistic Excellence. In 1994 he completed the Colorado Grand Slam after climbing all 54 of Colorado's 14,000 ft. peaks. In addition to composing instrumental and electronic art, he practices sacred sound, sound immersion, sound healing, and leads meditations. His music and sonic art balance conservatory training with shamanic practices, subtle energies, and technology, each of which guide his intuitive performances and compositions, bridging science and spirituality.
Composer. Professor of computer music at Shenzhen University (China), emeritus professor of musicology at Sorbonne University (France). Founding member of the International Computer Music Association; on the editorial board of Organised Sound and the Malaysian Music Journal. Past board member of Computer Music Journal and Leonardo Music Journal. Honorary editor of Leonardo.
Tyler Kinnear, PhD Eco-Musicologist
School of Music at Western Carolina University. He completed his Ph.D. in musicology at the University of British Columbia in May 2017, with a dissertation examining the concept of nature in contemporary Western classical music. Tyler’s teaching and research interests include music and the environment, sound ethnography, transcultural music, and music and advocacy. His written work can be found in the Ecomusicology Review, Music & Politics, Organised Sound, and Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology.