BEN DUINKER is a Canadian researcher, percussionist, educator, composer, and choral tenor. Born in Halifax NS, he enjoyed a musical childhood and initially pursued post-secondary studies in Civil Engineering. At age 21 he switched career paths and began studying music full-time. He is currently based in Montreal, pursuing a PhD in Music Theory at McGill University under the supervison of Nicole Biamonte and performing with Architek Percussion, a quartet specializing in avant garde, crossover, and electroacoustic chamber music. He is also active as a choral tenor, composer, and arranger.