Jacob Joaquin started tinkering with music on a Commodore 64 while in elementary school. From 1994 – 1996 he ran the Digital Dissonance BBS, an online Fresno community where musicians traded original tracker-based electronic compositions. He received his BA in Music Synthesis from Berklee College of Music in 1999. During his time at Berklee he recieved his first C programming lesson from Max Mathews and was the first recipient of Berklee’s Max Mathews’ award. Jacob completed his Masters Degree in Composition New Media and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts in 2002. He has studied composition with Dr. Richard Boulanger, Mark Trayle and Morton Subotnick. He currently resides in Fresno, California.