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Future of Soundwork: AI, Music, and Sound

Broadcast on July 10, 2023
With Joshua Leeds
Hosted by Alec Sims

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is ever present! Join Joshua Leeds as he shares how AI is already changing music and soundwork, and suggests potential practical new applications for this emerging technology.

The Future of Soundwork is a series created by Joshua Leeds, exploring the relevance of therapeutic music and sound in times of cultural challenge. How can we utilize/expand our skills when our communities are hurting? Inspiring conversations include individual sessions with Mandara Cromwell, Dayvin Hallmon, Joshua Leeds, Christine Stevens, and Christina Tourin.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • Historical perspectives of AI
  • The relevance of AI with soundwork
  • The duality of AI 
The views expressed are specific to the author/speaker and may vary from the perspectives of The Shift Network's participants, staff, or other speakers.
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Joshua Leeds

Music Producer, Sound Researcher, Educator

Joshua Leeds is a music producer, sound researcher, and educator. He specializes in psychoacoustics the study of the effects of music and sound on the human nervous system along with bioacoustics, how human sound affects animals.

He's author of The Power of Sound... Through a Dog’s Ear... Sonic Alchemy... and his forthcoming book, Soundwork on a Hot Rock. Joshua's 50+ specialized soundtracks are used in clinics, classrooms, homes, and animal care facilities worldwide. His 2022 video series, Music Matters, explores the roles of musicians in times of cultural disruption.

Joshua's faculty positions include California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and The New York Open Center. He also conducts seminars virtually and internationally.


Joshua Leeds