Philip Samartzis is a sound artist and academic based in Melbourne with a particular interest in field recording, musique concrete and surround sound spatialisation. He leads the sound department at RMIT universiy in Melbourne where he teaches sound art and spatialisation. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. Samartzis has published solo compact discs - last one is Unheard Spaces (2006) - and has performed and recorded with leading international improvisers and musicians. Samartzis uses field recordings of natural and constructed environments as his primary material to render densities of space and discrete zones of aural experience, arranged and mixed to reflect the acoustic and spatial complexities of everyday sound fields. As an independant curator he has organized several events focusing on the theory and practice of sound art.