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Joshua Leeds

Joshua Leeds is a music producer, composer, educator, and sound researcher. He is one of few published authorities in the exciting field of psychoacoustics — the study of the effects of music and sound on the human nervous system.

Between 1996-2000, Joshua was co-founder of Applied Music & Sound Technologies and creative director of The Arcangelos Chamber Ensemble. He is currently the creative director of Resonant Forte, an audio production company specializing in psychoacoustic programs for health, learning, and productivity. Classical recordings for Resonant Forte are performed by the Apollo Chamber Ensemble. Soundtracks by Joshua Leeds are widely distributed in the consumer, education and therapeutic sectors.  (See discography below.)

Since 1991, he has published numerous magazine articles focusing on the therapeutic applications of music and sound. American and European publications include the peer-reviewed American Journal of Acupuncture, Open Ear Journal, New Age Retailer, Caduceus, and Nyt Aspect.

Joshua is the author of The Power of Sound (Healing Arts Press, 2001 and 2010), Through a Dog’s Ear (Sounds True, 2008), and Sonic Alchemy (InnerSong Press, 1997). His books are published in multiple languages, including Russian, Chinese, German, and Hebrew.

Joshua conducts seminars internationally for music, healthcare, and education professionals. Recent faculty positions include California Institute of Integral Studies (SF) and The New York Open Center (NYC). He is the creator of Sound-Remedies.com, an online resource for psychoacoustic music, books, and videos.

Since 2003, Joshua has been involved in cross-species studies of  the effect of the human soundscape (including music) on canines and felines. He is the co-director (with Lisa Spector) of BioAcoustic Research & Development which produces the highly-acclaimed Through a Dog’s Ear music programs.

In 2007, Joshua co-convened (with Lisa Rafel) the Sound and Music Alliance (SAMA) and served as Executive Director until Spring 2010.

A native Californian, he currently resides in Ashland, OR., where he studies Tango and is a proud member of the Samba Like it Hot marching band.

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Books

  • 2010, 2001  The Power of Sound: How to Manage Your Personal Soundscape for a Vital, Productive and Healthy Life
  • 2008  Through a Dog’s Ear: Using Sound to Improve the Health & Behavior of Your Canine Companion
  • 1997 Sonic Alchemy: Conversations with Leading Sound Practitioners

Discography

  • 2013 Calm Mama – Peaceful Music for You and Baby-To-Be
  • 2012 Hemi-Sync iPhone App Series (with Monroe Products) (11 Apps)
  • 2011 Canine Noise Phobia Series 4-CD set (with Lisa Spector & Victoria Stilwell)
  • 2011 Goodnight, Baby: Music to Soothe Your Infant to Sleep
  • 2010 Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Vol. 3  (with Lisa Spector)
  • 2010 Hemi-Sync Support for Healing (with Monroe Products)
  • 2009 Easy to Sleep DVD (with award-winning cinematographer, Louis Schwartzberg)
  • 2009 Deep Calm (with Andrew Weil, M.D.)
  • 2009 Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Vol. 2  (with Lisa Spector)
  • 2008 Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Vol. 1  (with Lisa Spector)
  • 2008 Music for Driving with Your Dog  (with Lisa Spector)
  • 2008 Music for the Canine Household  (with Lisa Spector)
  • 2006 Relax & De-Stress (with Andrew Weil, M.D.)
  • 2006 Increasing Vitality (with Andrew Weil, M.D.)
  • 2005 Essential Sound: Music for Healing & Wellness (8 CD set)
  • 2005 Essential Sound / Energy (2 CDs)
  • 2004 Essential Sound / Calm (2 CDs)
  • 2004 Essential Sound / Uplifting (2 CDs)
  • 2003 Essential Sound / Sound Asleep (2 CDs) (with Anna Wise)
  • 2002 Joyous Birth
  • 1999 The Listening Program (8 CD set)
  • 1999 Sound Health / Productivity
  • 1999 Sound Health / Relax
  • 1998 Sound Health / Thinking
  • 1998 Sound Body, Sound Mind: Music for Healing (with Andrew Weil, M.D. and Anna Wise)
  • 1998 Sound Health / De-Stress
  • 1997 A Baroque Garden for Concentration (with Monroe Products)
  • 1997 Sound Health / Learning
  • 1997 Sound Health / Concentration
  • 1997 Eight Meditations for Optimum Health (with Andrew Weil, M.D.)
  • 1996 Masterworks for Relaxation (with Monroe Products)
  • 1991 Safe Passage (with Louise L. Hay)
  • 1989 Rhapsody for Louise
  • 1987 Gift of the Present (with Louise L. Hay)
  • 1986 Songs of Affirmation (with Louise L. Hay)

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