Renick Bell is a computer musician, programmer, and teacher living in Tokyo, Japan. He is a graduate of the doctoral program at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan. His current research interests are live coding, improvisation, and algorithmic composition using open source software. He is the author of Conductive, a library for live coding in the Haskell programming language. Previously, he was a doctoral student at Tokyo Denki University. He has a masters degree in music technology from Indiana University and an interdisciplinary bachelors degree in electronic music, studio art, and philosophy from Texas Tech University. He has performed in many countries. He is from West Texas but has lived in Tokyo since 2006; he previously lived in New York City from 1999-2001 and Taipei, Taiwan from 2001-2006.