Joshua Alvarez Mastel makes instrumental and electronic music which has been performed in North America, Europe, and Asia by ensemble mosaik, Ekmeles vocal ensemble, JACK Quartet, and duo XAMP. Joshua holds a Bachelor’s degree in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Master’s from Montclair State University, where his primary mentors were Efstratios Minakakis and Marcos Balter. In addition to composing music, he has designed and programmed laptop instruments for improvisation in solo and ensemble contexts. Josh currently lives in New York City, where he is an active improviser and performer.