Sasha Matson was born in Seattle, and grew up in Berkeley, California. As an undergraduate he attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where his primary composition teachers were Elinor Armer and John Adams – later studying privately with Andrew Imbrie. Sasha completed graduate studies at UCLA, where he received a PhD in music theory and composition. In Los Angeles Sasha composed for a variety of media – his credits include the scores for a dozen dramatic feature films. He has taught at La Grange College, Long Island University, and the State University of New York. Recordings include two albums with audiophile producer Joe Harley ( New Albion Records ). These were followed by two albums produced by John Atkinson – Cooperstown (Albany/Troy Records ) and Tight Lines  (Stereophile Records ). Sasha writes extensively about music and audio, and is currently a Contributing Editor for Stereophile magazine.

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