Torsten Anders studied composition at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar (1994-2000, MA in 2000), where he specialized in electro-acoustics. Anders studied instrumental composition with Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Michael Obst, as well as electro-acoustic composition with Hans Tutschku, and Robin Minard, among others. Between 2000-2001, Anders 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. Presently, Anders is lecturer and course leader for music technology at the University of Bedfordshire.
Anders' theoretical research focuses on the computational modelling of composition and music theories (see list of publications). He developed the constraint-based composition system Strasheela. Anders composes instrumental music, multichannel tape pieces and sound installations, which have been performed in several European countries, in America, and the Far East.
Photo: Ulrich Mertens, Atelier für Kunst und Fotografie, Hamburg.