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Torsten Anders

Senior Lecturer in Media Arts and Course Leader for Music Technology

Torsten Anders studied composition at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar (D), after which he worked as a computer programmer in the Music, Mind, Machine research group at the University of Nijmegen (NL).

Anders received a PhD in Music (Music Technology) from Queen's University Belfast (UK) in 2007, where he was a member of the Sonic Arts Research Centre. He served as a research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, University of Plymouth (UK) in 2007-2010.

Anders' research focuses on computer-aided composition. He developed the constraint-based composition system Strasheela. Anders has composed multichannel tape pieces and sound installations, performed in several European countries, in America, and the Far East. He received commissions from Design-Zentrum Thüringen e.V., Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum Erfurt, FÖRDERBAND Kulturbüro Berlin, as well as scholarships of the Komponistenverband Thüringen e.V., and the Queen's University Belfast.

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