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Ken Fields engaged in interdisciplinary studies across multiple departments (art, music, linguistics and cognitive sciences), receiving a Doctorate in Media Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2000. Ken then moved to China from 2000 through 2008 to participate in the development of nascent digital arts/music programs at China's Central Conservatory of Music (Professor in the China Electronic Music Center, CEMC) and Peking University (School of Software, Department of Digital Art and Design). Concurrently, he lectured at China's Academy of Fine Arts while presenting his work internationally. Ken was a co-organizer of CEMC’s annual Musicacoustica festival in Beijing in 2005-2006, as well as the Planetary Collegium's Consciousness Reframed Conference 2004: Qi and Complexity. A major accomplishment of this period was to lead a team project to translate the Computer Music Tutorial by Curtis Roads (Published in 2011). Currently, Ken is the Canada Research Chair in Telemedia Arts. His area of practice lies more within the domain of telemusic while theoretically focusing on issues related to ontology and the technology of inquiry. Ken is also a on the editorial board of the Journal of Organised Sound and a member of the Leonardo Editorial Network.
Editorial Board: Journal of Organised Sound
Board Member. Electronic Music Association of China
Advisory Board: EARS: Electroacoustic Resource Site
Advisor: Electroacoustic Music Studies Asian Network (EMSAN)