Michael Norris is a composer, software developer and music theorist. He teaches composition and sonic arts at Victoria University of Wellington, is editor of Wai-te-ata Music Press, and directs Stroma New Music Ensemble. He was the recipient of the Mozart Fellowship in 2001, the Douglas Lilburn Prize in 2003, the CANZ Trust Fund Award in 2012, and the SOUNZ Contemporary Award in 2014. His works have been performed by musicians/groups such as the Hilversum Radio Chamber Orchestra, Soundinitiative, Ensemble Nikel, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Roberto Fabbriciani, Michael Houstoun, the New Zealand String Quartet, NZTrio, the Viennese Saxophonic Orchestra, Ensemble Offspring, Ensemble Reconsil and the Ensemble Pierrot Lunaire Wien. Michael's suite of real-time audio effects, SoundMagic Spectral, is widely used in both industry and academia worldwide, by artists such as Aphex Twin and Brian Eno. Michael’s other research interests include post-tonal theory, New Zealand music and the intersection between maths and music.