Malcolm Tattersall is a musician and writer who lives in Townsville, North Queensland, having moved north in 1990 after studying recorder and composition at Melbourne University and teaching in Melbourne schools for some years. He currently teaches recorder and other woodwinds and performs occasionally in chamber ensembles. He contributed to The Recorder, the de facto national journal for Early Music, from its first issue in 1984, later editing it and contributing too many other music journals.