Hugging Composer David Behrman, photo by Cleek Schrey

hearing loss, feeling lost?

Daniel Fishkin’s ears are ringing. Composer, sound artist, and instrument builder. Completely ambivalent about music. 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 Fellow in Composition and Computer Music at the University of Virginia.


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Bibliography, Written Words, Articles, Media

Essay on the Musical Oscilloscope for the journal eContact

How to build a daxophone: instructional blog series for popular woodworking magazine

Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2008 through 2016 (until death) — From the Society of American Music Bulletin

Nature Interview on Tinnitus

KCRW Podcast

Tinnitus Ambassadors!