Monty Adkins read music at Pembroke College at Cambridge University, where he specialised in French mediaeval and Italian Renaissance music. Adkins then studied electronic music with Jonty Harrison at the University of Birmingham, UK, where he performed across Europe with the Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), and with Simon Waters at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is currently Professor of Experimental Electronic Music at the University of Huddersfield, UK, and his works have been commissioned by Ina-GRM, IRCAM, BBC Radio 3, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), For his oeuvre, he has been awarded over 15 international prizes including being the youngest ever recipient of the Stockholm Electronic Arts Award. He is also Co-Artistic Director of the Electric Spring Festival. Michael Russ holds degrees from the Universities of Sheffield, Belfast, and Ulster, and studied the clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music. Before taking up an appointment at the University of Huddersfield, UK in 2002, he lectured at the University of Ulster, becoming Head of Media and Performing Arts there in 1998. Russ was given a Distinguished Teaching Award by the University of Ulster in 1996 and won a Westrup Prize for Musicology for the most outstanding article in the journal Music and Letters in 1994. Russ was made a National Teaching Fellow in 2008 in recognition of his work in research and development of teaching and learning in higher education, and now holds the position of Emeritus Dean at the University of Huddersfield. He is co-editor of The Roberto Gerhard Companion (2013), as well as the author of numerous articles on late nineteenth and twentieth century music.