Daniel Tovar is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Northwestern University and a BA from UC Berkeley. His work explores perception and the aesthetic value of the mundane sounds of everyday life through writing, field recording, and electronic synthesis. He has previously taught at Northwestern University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been performed at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Coaxial, and Experimental Sound Studio. He is currently working on a series of soundscapes and lectures for the radio with Materials & Applications, Los Angeles.