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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); Guest Professor at the Universitšt Mozarteum Salzburg (1997-2002); currently Reader at the University of Edinburgh.

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.