Ben Byrne is a sonic, electronic and digital media artist, designer, researcher, curator and teacher engaged with experimental creative practice as a site of research into auditory culture.
He is a Lecturer, Digital Media at RMIT University.
He is also the founder and director of Avantwhatever, an organisation that publishes contemporary experimental music, sonic art and media.
He has performed, presented and exhibited his work around the world at events, exhibitions and venues including Liquid Architecture, Seventh gallery, Triple R FM, the NOW now, Counihan gallery, Bogong Centre for Sound Culture, Frontyard Projects, Blindside gallery, Studio 8, RMIT Instersect, Peggy Glanville Hick’s Composer’s House, Fluid Sounds 2015, Melbourne Music Week, ISEA 2013, Firstdraft gallery, La Mama and Electrofringe, among many others.
His work has been included in publications such as Organised Sound and Seismograf/PEER, released by labels such as Splitrec and Copy for your records, and aired on the ABC.
He has curated a wide variety of events across over ten years, in partnership with organisations such as the ABC, Heide Museum and Carriageworks, including the ongoing biennial Avantwhatever Festival, which he founded and directs, presented in partnership with Triple R FM in Melbourne, Australia.