Kristian Derek Ball designs sound and writes music for theatre, web media and film companies both nationally and internationally. He is also an accomplished live and recording engineer having produced music with various artists and musicians worldwide. His work is featured with Franklin Furnace Archive (New York MoMA), Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City), Lehigh University Art Gallery (Bethlehem) and Sonic Circuits (Washington DC). He is also an author and lecturer in Sound Studies having most recently been published in Leonardo Music Journal-MIT Press and Palgrave Macmillan. He received his MFA in Sound Design-Music Technology at University of Missouri, Kansas City and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in Sound Art for Performance, New Media and Installation. He currently lives in the Greater Philadelphia area with his wife and 3 children.