Michèl Koenders was born 1961 in Utrecht. He studied sonology in Den Haag and computer composition and software development in Utrecht. In addition, he also made study stays in London, Lugano, Madrid, Karlsruhe and Paris. He has worked as a sound and audio designer for music theater productions and is occasionally a guest artist at the ZKM | Karlsruhe. In 2003, together with Jorge E. López, he produced the Gebirgskriegsprojekt (Mountain War Project), which appeared in 2007 under the label WERGO. In addition to his work as a composer, Koenders teaches music-software programming at the Utrecht School of the Arts and works as a freelance audio technician.