Born in 1956, Martin Neukom studied musicology, mathematics, and psychology at the University of Zurich, as well as music theory at the Musikhochschule Zürich and choral conducting at the Kantorenschule Zürich. He works as a teacher of music theory and as a composer. He is engaged in sound synthesis and composition with computers. He was commissioned by the HMT (Hochschule Musik und Theater Zürich) to write the book, Signale, Systeme und Klangsynthese - Grundlagen der Computermusik, which was accepted as his doctoral thesis by the University of Zurich. He is head of the Computer Music department at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ICST).