Malcolm Goldstein was born in Brooklyn New York, and was a long time resident of New York before moving to Montreal. He is a composer and violinist writing new music and dance works. Since the mid 1960’s Goldstein has integrated improvisational structures into his compositions. His book Sounding the Full Circle is focused on seeing musical improvisation as a ‘process of discovery’ in ‘observation of the natural world.’ He was both the co-founder and director of the Tone Roads Ensemble, and an active participant in many Judson Dance Theatre events. His music has been performed at many important festivals and venues, including: New Music America festivals; Meet the Moderns; Pro Musica Nova; Inventionen; Musik der Zeit; The International Festival of Improvised Music; Next Wave; The Whitney Museum’s Sound Art Festival; The Experimental Intermedia Foundation, among others. Goldstein has received grants for his music from the National Endowment of the Arts (USA), the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts.