Kim Cascone studied electronic music at the Berklee College of Music and privately at the New School in Manhattan. He founded Silent Records in 1985 and has released more than 50 albums of electronic music on Silent, anechoic, Sub Rosa, Mille Plateaux, Raster-Noton and Monotype. Cascone has performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Scanner, John Tilbury, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros and worked as assistant music editor on two David Lynch films. Cascone founded the .microsound list in 1999, has written for MIT Press and Contemporary Music Review and is an advisor for the audio culture journal Interference based in Dublin Ireland. His writing is included in many books on sound art.