Joseph Hyde's background is as a musician and composer, working in various areas but in the late 90s - and a period working with BEAST in Birmingham - settling on electroacoustic music, with or without live instruments. Whilst music and sound remain at the core of his practice, collaboration has since become a key concern, particularly in the field of dance. Here he works both as a composer and with video, interactive systems and telepresence. His solo work has broadened in scope to incorporate these elements, and he has made several audiovisual Visual Music works, and has written about the field, recently undertaking a two-year study of the work of Oskar Fischinger, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Hyde also works as a lecturer / academic, as Professor of Music at Bath Spa University (UK), where he teaches in the BA Creative Music Technology, runs the MMus in Creative Sound and Media Technology and supervises a number of PhD students. Since 2009 he has run a symposium on Visual Music at the university, Seeing Sound.