Joseph was born in Aberdeen in 1975 and has spent much of
his life in the northeast of Scotland.
He read Music at the University of Cambridge, graduating in
1997 with First Class honours.
Joseph has conducted research into synaesthesia, a
fascinating neurological phenomenon which can, among other
things, lead to a feeling of strong association between
sounds and colours. Click
here to read a paper he has written about his own
experiences of this.
Joseph loves cats, and has had various pet cats since 2008.
Joseph is registered partially sighted, and has been
visually impaired all his life.