Born on January 4, 1962 in Taplow, England, Rod Poole began his studies in guitar in 1972. He has experimented with various musical idioms, including free improvisation, free jazz and live electronic music. A founding member of the Oxford Improvisor's Cooperative, Poole's association was between the years 1983 and 1986. He performed with Derek Bailey as well as in private collaborations with Keith Rowe of AMM. After moving to the United States in 1989, his studies in just intonation began with instructor, Ervin Wilson.