Dieter is a PhD student in Computer Music at ICCMR. He holds a BA (Hons) in Music and ResM in Computer Music from the University of Plymouth. His background is as a practising and performing musician who has played in many bands as a guitarist and bassist. His current band is Plymouth alternative rock band, Black Tree Suns. Dieter is conducting research into sonification of seafaring data. For his PhD project, he is developing a musical composition with auditory renditions of data relayed from buoys distributed alongside the coast of Plymouth.