Born in 1972 in Montréal/Canada.
Edwards taught himself electric guitar in 1986. He writes music and lyrics for political punk rock groups. He has been involved in many longstanding groups including »Contempt«, »Black Kronstadt«, and »Iskra«.
In1994 he began formal musical training at the Victoria Conservatory of Music before transferring to the University of Victoria in 1996, where he studied composition and theory with Christopher Butterfield, John Celona, Michael Longton, and Harold Krebs. In Montréal he attended private lessons in compositional theory and analysis with composer Gilles Tremblay from 2000 to 2002.
In 2002 he was granted the two-year University of Victoria Fellowship enabling him to complete a M.A. in Music. His works have been performed and/or commissioned by the Arditti String Quartet (London), the Molinari Quartet (Montréal), the Victoria Symphony (Victoria), the Aventa Ensemble (Victoria), the Sofia Soloists (Sofia/Bulgaria), Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones (Montréal), l’Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, l’Ensemble Chorum (Montréal), and Quatuor Bozzini (Montréal). Edwards took part at the 2005 Acanthes Summer Program, with Wolfgang Rihm, Pascal Dusapin, and Hilda Paredes.
He has been awarded many awards and prizes including the 2007 Community Arts Council Composition Competition (first place), the 2004 Jules Leger Competition for New Chamber Music (third place), the Molinari International Composition Competition in 2002 (third place), and the 2001 Strings of the Future International Composition Competition (first place).