Sasha Matson was born in Seattle, grew up in Berkeley, California during the turbulent and musical 1960’s, and is currently a resident of Cooperstown, New York. As an undergraduate he attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where his primary composition teachers were Elinor Armer and John Adams. Sasha completed his graduate studies at UCLA, where he received the PhD. in Music Theory and Composition. He has composed for a variety of media– his credits include the scores for a dozen dramatic feature films. Sasha has taught at La Grange College, Long Island University, and the State University of New York. Recordings include two albums produced by audiophile producer Joe Harley- Steel Chords & i-5 (AudioQuest Music), and Range of Light (New Albion Records). These have been followed by two albums produced by John Atkinson– Cooperstown (Albany/Troy Record ), and Tight Lines (Stereophile Records). In 2023 Sasha released a new album of compositions for Jazz Orchestra titled Molto Molto (Stereophile Records), co-produced by Joe Harley and John Atkinson. Sasha writes about music and audio, as a Contributing Editor for Stereophile magazine.