Andrew Telichan Phillips


Ph.D. Candidate

Group: Computer Music and Interactive Performance Systems


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Andrew Telichan Phillips is a Steinhardt Fellow and doctoral student in Music Technology at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music and Performing Arts Practice.  His research interests include mediated musical performance interaction, embodied music cognition theory, phenomenological approaches to music theory, epistemological foundations of perception, and explorations into how music generates meaning.  

Phillips is also a composer of electronic musical works, creator of interactive sound installations for exploring expressive dimensions of voice, and a member of NYU’s CityGram project, concerned with capturing, analyzing and understanding of urban soundscapes. 

After graduating in 2004 from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, NY, Phillips worked for several years as a sound design engineer for theater and dance productions in New York City while also independently composing and producing his own electronic compositions and continuing to develop his performance skills as an operatic singer and jazz bassist.

In 2010, Phillips was accepted into Transart Institute’s a low-residency MFA in Creative Practice program based in Berlin, DE, accredited by the University of Plymouth, UK, and from which he graduated in 2012.  There his research focused on psychoacoustics and the psycho-aesthetics of music, embodied music cognition theory, and the complex, multi-dimensional concept of voice.

The culmination of this research was the creation of a series of interactive sound installations designed for exploring expressive dimensions of voice, while analyzing and enhancing singer-audience interaction techniques.  This work was recently exhibited at the Atelierhof, Kreuzberg gallery in Berlin in 2012 and the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon, in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2013.