About Bob

Bob Zawalich is a composer, guitarist, and software designer who lives near Seattle, Washington. He studied both computer science and music, and wrote software professionally for over 20 years.

Bob and Bengt Israel crop2
Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv ~ 1971
Carolan graveside
Turlough O’Carolan gravesite 1985
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop 2009
Folk Harp Festival, Fort Worden 2012

Bob was one of the software designers who worked on the first Windows version of Microsoft Word. The Computer History Museum makes the source code for that project available as one of the Software Gems in its Historical Source Code Series.

MSFT 1982 crop

He is currently the webmaster for Harp Spectrum, and has written many plugins for Sibelius.

In March 2021, Bob was interviewed by Philip Rothman and David MacDonald about how he came to write plugins for Sibelius.

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