Ben Byrne is an academic, musician, artist, organiser and writer interested in sonic art, media and culture. He is currently teaching in Media & Communication at RMIT University. He recently completed a PhD, producing a thesis, Murmur, that argues sound is a multiplicity. As an experimental musician, he has performed extensively both in Australia and overseas and released a number of recordings. He has been a director of the Electrofringe Festival of Electronic Arts and Liquid Architecture Festival of Sound Art and is the founder of Avantwhatever, a contemporary experimental music label.