Walter Kitundu is a sound artist, installation artist, and inventor of original musical instruments that navigate the boundary between live and recorded performance. Kitundu’s signature “phonoharps”—turntable and stringed instrument hybrids—allow digital manipulation as well as percussive and string resonance. He was commissioned by the Kronos Quartet to create a series of phonoharps, with which he has performed internationally. In 2008, he won a MacArthur “Genius Award” for his interdisciplinary approach to art- making. Kitundu is also an accomplished avian photographer. His most recent project is a large-scale interactive musical mural commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for the San Francisco International Airport.