shut up and listen! 2023
Nicolas Collins: Silicon Luthery & Group Hacking

Nicolas Collins: Silicon Luthery & Group Hacking

Samstag, 14. Oktober 2023, 19:00

Nicolas Collins: Silicon Luthery & Group Hacking

Artist Talk

[Nicolas Collins: The Royal Touch | Foto: Marcelo Maira]

Silicon Luthery & Group Hacking


I’d be happy to talk about the effect of the ambiance of group hacking workshops on the transition of my own music over the past 15 years away from my minimalist roots and in the direction of chaotic systems.


[Nicolas Collins, February 2023]

Nicolas Collins


New York born and raised, Nicolas Collins spent most of the 1990s in Europe, where he was Artistic Director of STEIM (Amsterdam), and a composer guest of the DAAD’s Berliner Künstlerprogramm. He is a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Research Fellow at the Orpheus Institute (Ghent). From 1997 – 2017 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Leonardo Music Journal. An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Collins also makes use of homemade electronic circuitry and conventional acoustic instruments. His book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), now in its third edition, has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide.