Roozbeh Gharib is an artist, composer, performer, programmer, and researcher. Recently graduated with his master’s degree in music composition from YorkU, Toronto, his work is mainly concerned with composition and performance in the digital age. His focus at the moment may be narrowed into music technology, gestural recognition, and computer generated music, but moreover, among his research interests are phenomenology of time consciousness, different tuning systems, microtonal music, documentation of electroacoustic music, computer music, algorithmic composition, machine learning, interactive system design, etc. So far, he has studied with established academics in diverse fields of classical, electroacoustic, jazz, ethnomusicology, South Indian and Persian Classical music traditions. In 2016, he has launched a start-up for production and design of interactive music apps for mobile devices, with “Sonic Garden” as its first iOS release. His latest work “Distracted Spirits” is an interactive installation, convertible into a live performance. Partly inspired by the book of Nehemiah, the piece explores the presence of spectators’ effect in transcendence or interruption of a performance.