Thor Magnusson's background in philosophy and electronic music informs prolific work in performance, research and teaching. In his work, Magnusson studies the impact of digital technologies on musical creativity and practice, exploring this equally through writing, software development, composition and musical performance. Magnusson is the co-founder of ixi audio, and he has developed audio software, systems of generative music composition, written computer music tutorials and created two musical live coding environments. Further information about his research can be found on the Sonic Writing website. Thor Magnusson is head of the Music Department at the University of Sussex. He has recently published a book with Bloomsbury Academic called Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material, Symbolic and Signal Inscriptions.