(03/08) nic collins: hardware hacking

outreach residency: hardware hacking
NIC COLLINS, electronic music composer, hardware hacker

nc - magnetic strip

number 26 of the “100 of the most beautiful melodies”, with davey williams; audio format: mp3

NIC COLLINS, author of handmade electronic music: the art of hardware hacking comes to miami to lead an intensive isaw circuit-bending workshop at the artcenter south florida that will end in an outdoor performance on lincoln road. His residency activities coincide with the winter music conference and isaw is scheduling an introductory forum and book signing free to conference badge holders.

new york born and raised, nicolas collins studied composition with isaw’s advisory board member alvin lucier at wesleyan university, worked for many years with david tudor, and has collaborated with numerous soloist and ensembles around the world. through the 90s, 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 chair of the department of sound at the school of the art institute of chicago

this residency is made possible through partnerships with artcenter south florida and the winter music conference. Special thanks to the winter music conference and books & books on lincoln road. isaw is funded by the department of cultural affairs of miami-dade county and the division of cultural affairs of the state of florida


march 27-29, 2008
isaw / resident artist (iAR 03-08)

1. forum: handmade electronic music
2. workshop: hardware hacking
3. performance: 9v-battery powered concert