Stan Link’s musical life began when he was three and heard the Doors’ “Light My Fire” on the car radio in his mother’s Mercury Comet convertible in 1967. He began playing trumpet at the age of nine and composing when he was sixteen. After that he attended the Oberlin Conservatory, the Vienna Hochschule fuer Musik, and Princeton University. Teaching music took him to La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and finally to Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where he is the Associate Professor of the Composition, Philosophy and Analysis of Music. Along with composition he teaches interdisciplinary courses ranging from film soundtracks to disability and art. With the computer as a frequent collaborator, his musical compositions include works for soloists, chamber ensembles, orchestra and ballet—although none of it so far has been nearly as good as “Light My Fire” sounded in 1967, playing on the AM radio of his mother’s Comet convertible.