Torsten Anders studied composition at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar (1994-2000, MA in 2000), where he specialized in electro-acoustics. Anders studied instrumental composition with Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Michael Obst, as well as electro-acoustic composition with Hans Tutschku, and Robin Minard, among others. Between 2000-2001, Anders worked as a computer programmer in the Music, Mind, Machine research group at the University of Nijmegen (NL). Anders received a PhD in Music (Music Technology) from Queen’s University Belfast (UK) in 2007, where he was a member of the Sonic Arts Research Centre. He served as a research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, University of Plymouth (UK) in 2007-2010. Afterwards, Anders was a lecturer and course leader for music technology at the University of Bedfordshire. In 2019, Anders left academia to join the algorithmic composition startup Aiva as a researcher and developer.