Philippe Kocher is a musician, composer and researcher. He studied piano, electroacoustic music, music theory, composition and musicology in Zurich, Basel, London and Bern. His work encompasses instrumental and electroacoustic music as well as sound installations. His artistic and scientific interests lie in algorithmic composition and computer-generated music and art. He works at the Institute for Computermusic and Sound Technology (ICST) in Zurich as research associate as well as at the Zurich University of the Arts as lecturer for music theory, composition and computer music.