Bio

thom at thomblum dot com

Thom Blum (b. 1954, Columbus, Ohio  USA)  has been composing electroacoustic and computer music since 1972.  His works have been presented in concerts, festivals and radio broadcasts internationally. He studied composition at California Institute of the Arts (1972-74), where his teachers included James Tenney, Ingram Marshall, and Curtis Roads. He established a curriculum in computer applications to music at The Ohio State University,  under the mentorship of Thomas Whitney, Charles Csuri, and Thomas Wells (B.S., 1977). He is a Co-founder of the International Computer Music Association (1977), and served as Associate Editor for M.I.T. Press Journals Computer Music Journal (1987-1996). Residing in San Francisco since 1978, he has worked as an audio software engineer for LucasFilm/DroidWorks, a researcher and software architect for Yamaha Music Technologies, and is a Co-founder of Muscle Fish, a sound analysis and processing software company.  In 2001, he joined the five person collective known as the San Francisco Tape Music Collective (2001), which also includes composers Matt Ingalls, Joseph Anderson, Cliff Caruthers, Kent Jolly, and Maggi Payne.