Benno Belke (1977, Rome) works at the intersection between cognitive science, sound art, and audible design.
He holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Vienna. He graduated from the Free University Berlin (Dipl. Psychologe), Middlesex University London (B.A. hons Sonic Arts), and studied at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield (MA Sound-design for Film and Television).
His empirical research based publications about cognitive-phenomenological foundations of art experiences are widely cited in psychological science (e.g., Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, 4th ed.), in philosophical aesthetics (e.g., Lopes, 2018, Aesthetics on the Edge, Oxford University Press), and are also recognized in the popular scientific literature (e.g., New Scientist, 2012, issue 2873).
From 2003-2005 he held the position as a deputy project leader at the Collaborative Research Centre Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits (SFB 626) at the Free University, Berlin.
He is a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals, including Frontiers in Psychology, Plos One, and Art & Perception.
His audience centered sound interventions were exhibited in art festivals in Germany (e.g., Autocenter, Berlin), France (e.g., Carte Blanche, Bordeaux), Netherlands (e.g., Art Pie International, Amsterdam), and the UK (e.g., Expo Leeds). “Moire Patterns” - an immersive sound-field composition for the EXPO 2000 public space in Hannover - was commissioned with support of the Federal German Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) and selected for permanent diffusion in 2012.