Daniel Peterson was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He completed a Master of Music in Composition at the University of Washington under Juan Pampin and is currently a Ph.D. student at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media working with Richard Karpen. He has had works shown at the International Computer Music Conference in Montreal, New York and Perth, Art Basel in Miami, Henry Art Gallery and Meany Hall in Seattle, and at the Reykjavik Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland. Recently he has collaborated with light artist Maja Petric on an installation at Microsoft Research in Seattle. His interests include spectral analysis, ambisonics and the exploration of the relationships between literature, philosophy and music.