Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance
University of Bedfordshire
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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.
Further information is available at www.torsten-anders.de