Daniel Fishkin


Daniel Fishkin is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and instrument designer, most notable for his installation Composing the Tinnitus Suites.[2][3]

Daniel Fishkin
Daniel Fishkin in performance
Daniel Fishkin in performance
Background information
Occupation(s)Composer, musician, Singer
InstrumentsDaxophone, circuits, electric bass,[1]
Years active2009–present

Fishkin's music career first started with building a daxophone, composing the album You're A Strong One on the daxophone. He has worked with Hans Reichel, inventor of the daxophone, building instruments and gathering instructions which Fishkin has shared on his website, 3 years after Reichel's death.[4] After working mainly with the daxophone, he started creating experimental musical instruments based on electronic circuits to perceive the interactions between light and sound. These photosensitive instruments not only work by interpreting light input, but also by changing sound based on voltage changes caused by human touch.

Fishkin has tinnitus, which shapes most of his work.


  1. ^ Cultural Encounters: Arts in New York City 2010
  2. ^ Episode 19: Composing The Tinnitus Suites
  3. ^ Q&A: Tinnitus tunesmith
  4. ^ Q&A: Daniel Fishkin, Mad Scientist of Musical Instruments