Scott Wilson was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1969. Undergruate studies at Simon Fraser University (where his teachers included Owen Underhill, Barry Truax, and Rodney Sharman) lead to an interest in electronic music and multimedia work. During this time he also co-founded the new music group Ensemble Symphosium, and served on the board of Vancouver Pro Musica as treasurer and president. He received a master's degree from Wesleyan University, where he worked with Ron Kuivila, Neely Bruce, Alvin Lucier, and Anthony Braxton, among others. A year in Germany as a guest artist of the Center for Art and Mediatechnology's Institute for Music and Acoustics lead to the development of his large scale electroacoustic work Müllmusik, which he presented in various configurations while touring western Europe. During this time he was also a guest student of the German composer Wolfgang Rihm. In 2001 Mr. Wilson began doctoral studies at the Univeristy of Toronto, where his primary teachers have been Christos Hatzis and Gary Kulesha.
Wilson's work spans a wide variety of genres and means, running the gamut from chamber music to orchestra to tuba with live electronics. His music has been presented internationally, with notable performances in Canada, the U.S., Germany, England, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, and Switzerland. His music has been broadcast on CBC radio 2, Radio France, Netherlands Concertzender, and BBC Radio 3. Recent presentations of his work have included ZKMuiskFest, the Huddersfield Festival, The Open Ears Festival, The National Arts Centre Young Composers' Programme, and the premiere of Tadayo for koto and Javanese gamelan in Tokyo. He currently teaches composition and live electronics at the University of Birmingham in England.