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Joseph Anderson

Research Scientist

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(206) 543-6780
207 Raitt Hall
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Monday-Friday 10am-1pm & 1:30pm-6:30, or By appointment


Joseph Anderson is a composer with a particular interest in the development of a spatio-musical practice of sound composition and performance. This work is focused on acousmatic music created through self-authored tools and signal processing algorithms. He is the lead author of the Ambisonic Toolkit which brings many of these advanced spatial techniques to a wider audience of artists and composers.

As a former member of Britain's Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST) Anderson set up the San Francisco Tape Music Collective (SFTMC) with Matt Ingalls to bring the practice of sound diffusion to public performances in the San Francisco Bay Area. And, through the SFTMC Anderson continues to programme and perform on the The San Francisco Tape Music Festival. Recognitions for his compositional efforts have included the “Grand Prix” from the 1997 Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition for Change’s Music.

Having been employed in a wide variety of contexts, Anderson has experience in both industry and academia. He has worked as a DSP engineer in Silicon Valley at Analog Devices and in the United Kingdom as a Lecturer at the University of Hull and University of Kent. Anderson studied Computer Music with Russell Pinkston at the University of Texas, and completed postgraduate studies in Music Composition (MMus, PhD) with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, UK.


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