Born in Lima, Peru in 1956, Rajmil Fischman studied Electrical Engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology, followed by composition and conducting at Tel Aviv University. In 1985 he transferred to York University, studying composition with John Paynter and Richard Orton and obtaining his PhD in 1991. Between 1990 and 1995 he was artistic director and principal conductor of the Keele Philharmonic Society, and in 1998 became director of music at Keele. He is currently editorial adviser for the journal Organised Sound, published by Cambridge University Press. He composes instrumental and electroacoustic music and his pieces are performed regularly in the UK and abroad. In addition to composition he is also active in the areas of theory and aesthetics of electroacoustic music and in the development of compositional software tools.
Among his works are Cold Fire for string quartet and tape, which received 2nd prize in the First International Pierre Schaeffer Competition of Computer Music (1998) and was released on a CD by the Musical Academy of Pescara; Alma Latina, released by Lorelt/ Lontano Records; and Magister Ludi for orchestra, published by the Israel Music Institute (IMI).