Matthias Mueller received a broad musical training at the University of Music in Basle; his most important teachers were Hans Rudolf Stalder and Jürg Wyttenbach. Since 1996 Matthias Müller has lived in Zurich and is Professor for Clarinet at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He has gained a reputation as a versatile artist and is active as an interpreter, composer and teacher as well as the Artistic Director of various institutions and for various projects. He has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi etc. He supports the creation of new music and played over 100 premiers. At the Institute for Computer Music und Sound Technology at the ZHdK he is in charge of the research project ‘Sensor Augmented Bass Clarinet’, an instrument that is playable in the usual way but also allows a computer to be controlled. As a composer he has followed a line of development that might be termed the ‘Aesthetics of the Second Modernism’ and attempts time and time again to follow through in an interdisciplinary way. Along with works of music theatre and for orchestra, his œuvre encompasses many pieces of chamber music and electronic music, too. He has written an instructional work for the clarinet and continues regularly to compose works for children.