Trevor Wishart was born in 1946. He has held composer residencies in Australia, Canada, Holland, Berlin and the USA and at the Universities of York, Cambridge and Birmingham. His works have been commissioned internationally and have won prizes at the Gaudeamus Festival, Linz Ars Electronics and the Bourges Festival. He is currently Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of York, and an AHRB Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. His Sounds Fun books of educational games have been translated and published in Japanese. His contributions to the field of computer music include the two books On Sonic Art (1985) and Audible Design (1994), and a great number of original software tools for musical composition. He is a founder member of the Composer's Desktop Project.