Philip Samartzis (born 1963, Melbourne) is a sound artist, scholar and curator with a specific interest in the social and environmental conditions informing remote wilderness regions and their communities. His art practice is based on deep fieldwork where he deploys complex sound recording technology to capture natural, anthropogenic and geophysical forces. The recordings are used within various exhibition, performance and publication outcomes to demonstrate the transformative effects of sound within a fine art context. He is particularly interested in concepts of perception, immersion and embodiment in order to provide audiences with sophisticated encounters of space and place. Philip researches in the areas of sound art, acoustic ecology and spatial sound practices, and was a chief investigator on two Australian Research Council funded projects, Designing Sound for Health and Wellbeing (2008-10), and Spatial Dialogues: Public Art and Climate Change (2011-13). Philip is the co-founder and artistic director of the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture (a remote-regional cultural initiative situated in the foothills of Victoria’s Alpine National Park. Established by Philip Samartzis and Madelynne Cornish in 2010, the B-CSC is interested in interrogating the history and culture of wilderness ecologies through site responsive sound and music practices) and is Associate Professor in Sound at the School of Art – RMIT, University in Melbourne.