Daniel Peterson was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and completed a B.A in Comparative Literature studying under Willis Konick. During that time he became involved in computer music through the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), culminating in his first major attempt at composition being featured in the semi-annual DXARTS concert. Recently, he completed a Master of Music in Composition at the University of Washington under Juan Pampin, where he focused on the use of wavelet analysis to resynthesize ambisonic recordings for the purpose of creating acousmatic music. He has had works shown at the International Computer Music Conference in Montreal, New York and Perth, Australia, Art Basel in Miami, Henry Art Gallery and Meany Hall in Seattle, and at the Reykjavik Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland. Most recently, he collaborated on a light and sound installation with Maja Petric as part of her dissertation for the Ph.D. program in DXARTS at the University of Washington. His interests include spectral analysis, ambisonics and the exploration of the relationships between literature, philosophy and music.