Edward Schocker is a composer and performer who creates music with made and found materials and alternate tuning systems. In 1999 and 2000 he was artist in residence at the European Dance Development Center in Düsseldorf, Germany, where he took part in and conducted workshops on instrument building and composer-choreographer collaborations. In 2004 Schocker composed music for a UNESCO-sponsored work with Echo Arts, a large bi-communal project in Cyprus aimed at building understanding between communities in conflict. Currently he is an ensemble member of the Thingamajigs performance group; the group recently developed and performed a new work with Pauline Oliveros for the Berkeley Art Museum.