Adjunct Professor of Music and Interdisciplinary Arts

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Jeff R. Warren, Ph.D. is Adjunct Professor of Music and Interdisciplinary Arts at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He has presented and published internationally on music and ethics, improvisation, soundscape, modern European philosophy, and psychology. Jeff’s creative work includes jazz composition and performance on double bass. He is also a sound artist, and was commissioned to create a sound sculpture for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. He is currently working on a research grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada entitled "The ethics of timbre." Jeff has a Ph.D. in music and philosophy from Royal Holloway, University of London. More on his website at

Research & Scholarship

Selected conference presentations include:

  • Improvisation in Music and Human Relationships Presentation at Sound Lines, a conference of the Improvisation, Community and Social Practice project, University of British Columbia, BC, June 2010.
  • Acoustic and Acousmatic Sound Installations: Water, Bog, Olympics Paper presented at Art Talks, Langley, BC, January 2010.
  • What do we know when we listen? Paper presented at Arts and Knowing Conference, Trinity Western University, October 2009.
  • Sound and Proximity. Paper presented at the Psychology for the Other seminar, Seattle, WA, October 2009.
  • Art-Religion and Ethical