Nicolas Collins Komponist und Musiker

In der Jury des prix diy* art Photo (c) by Perez  

New York born and raised, Nicolas Collins studied composition with Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University, worked for many years with David Tudor, and has collaborated with numerous soloist and ensembles around the world.  He lived most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Visiting Artistic Director of Stichting STEIM (Amsterdam), and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin.  Since 1997 he has been editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal.  He is currently a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Recent recordings are available on PlateLunch, Periplum and Apestaartje.  A second edition of his book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking, will be published by Routledge in the spring of 2009.  Collins has the dubious distinction of having played at both CBGBs and the Concertgebouw.