from digital ECHOS to virtual ETHOS
Music technology meets philosophy

Johan Sundberg

Johan Sundberg had a personal chair in Music Acoustics ( 1979 – 2001) at the Speech Music Hearing Department,  KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden. Originally a musicologist, he early turned to acoustical aspects of music, starting with a doctoral dissertation work (1966) on organ pipes. Since then, singing voice and theory of music performance have been his main research topics, He has published a great number of research articles on various aspects of singing such as resonance, vocal fold function, breathing, choral singing, perception and expressivity in singing. In the book The science of the Singing Voice, (German translation: Die Wissenschaft von der Singstimme), he summarizes the current status of voice research. He has also written a book on music acoustics (The Science of Musical Sounds, 1991) and been editor or co-editor of numerous proceedings. He has had experiences of performing music as a choir and solo singer and studied with Dagmar Gustafson. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of York, UK.