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Biography - Michael Edwards

Born Cheshire, England, 1968. Studied oboe then composition at Bristol University with Adrian Beaumont (1986-91); privately with Gwyn Pritchard; and computer music with John Chowning at CCRMA, Stanford University (1991-96). Consultant software engineer in Silicon Valley (1996-97); Lecturer in Music Theory, Stanford University (1997); Guest Professor at the Universit├Ąt Mozarteum Salzburg (1997-2002); Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader at the University of Edinburgh (2002-2017); since 2017 Professor of Electronic Composition at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany.

Compositional interests lie in the development of algorithmic composition structures for instrumental music and the integration of these within similarly generated computer-processed sound structures and live electronics. Also active as an improvisor on laptop, saxophones, and MIDI wind controller.