Phil Burk is a staff software engineer at Google working on MIDI, AAudio, Oboe and high performance audio. Phil was an early experimenter in the computer music field. He started with building home brew analog and digital synthesizers in the late 70's and early 80's. He then co-developed the Hierarchical Music Specification Language (HMSL) in the 1980's which featured abstract algorithmic composition and real-time DSP synthesis. Phil then designed and developed the first DSP based game audio system while at 3DO in the early-90's. More recently he has worked on JSyn, PortAudio, the WebDrum, Sony PS3, and developed a MIDI ringtone synthesizer for the mobile phone industry. He has been working for several years with the MMA on next generation MIDI protocols and serves on their Exec Board.