Daniel Fishkin

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Daniel Fishkin is a composer, sound artist, instrument builder and PhD Candidate in Composition and Computer Music at the University of Virginia.

Daniel Fishkin’s ears are ringing. Composer, sound artist, and instrument builder. Daniel studied with composer Maryanne Amacher and with multi-instrumentalist Mark Stewart. He has performed as a soloist on modular synthesizer with the American Symphony Orchestra, developed sound installations in abandoned concert halls, and played innumerable basement punk shows. Daniel’s lifework investigating the aesthetics of hearing damage has received international press (Nature Journal, 2014); as an ally in the search for a cure, he has been awarded the title of “tinnitus ambassador” by the Deutsche Tinnitus-Stiftung. He is the only luthier that studied with the daxophone’s inventor, Hans Reichel. Daniel’s instruments have traveled the world, and are played everyday by players based in Canada, California, Norway, Germany, France, Japan, Kazakhstan, and Australia. Daniel received his MA in Music Composition from Wesleyan University, and has taught analog synthesis at Bard College. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Composition and Computer Music at the University of Virginia, and teaches Musical Instrument Design at the Cooper Union, NYC