Peter Kirn is a composer/musician, media artist, technologist, writer, and the editor-in-chief of Create Digital Music. His work has been presented around the world and televised on CBC-TV Canada and TV-5 Europe, and he regularly performs as a laptop musician and keyboardist. As a regular contributor to Keyboard and Macworld magazines, he has written about music technology and musicians; his book Real World Digital Audio came out in December 2005 on Peachpit Press. He has also presented lectures, workshops, and master classes at conferences, universities, and schools, both on his own work and music and media technology. He has studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, where he is finishing his Ph.D. in music composition.