Laurie Spiegel is an American composer. She has worked at Bell Laboratories, in computer graphics, and is known primarily for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software Music Mouse. Expanding Universe is the divine high-point of her career; a sweet, hyper-melodic burst of caressing and evolving arpeggios and gravity-defying drones, all composed via state of the art (for the 80s) computer synthesis. Her sinuous sine wave manipulation has been lauded by contemporary artists such as Emeralds, Oneohtrix Point Never and Rene Hell citing her music as a vital influence. An absolute must for anyone with even a passing interest in electronic music.