Jesse Austin-Stewart is a Wellington-based sonic artist with a focus on spatial sound. He is currently working on projects that explore different forms of documentation of sound art, as well as perception of proximate and distal sound sources. Jesse is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies at Victoria University, studying under Dr. Jim Murphy and Dr. Mo Zareei. As an audio engineer, he has recorded and produced work for short film scores, opera, rock band, orchestra, as well as numerous other types of ensemble. Recent projects have seen him place 3rd in the NZSM Composition Competition (2017), work collaboratively with Marcus Jackson, and with choreographer Lauren Langlois through Footnote Dance New Zealand, and exhibit a sound installation at play _ station gallery. In 2017, Jesse had an article published in Pūrātoke: Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industries where he explored new methods of live spatialisation of audio for octophonic speaker array.