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Saturday, October 5 2013, 8:00 pm Littlefield Concert Hall
(David Tudor Composer-in-Residence)
A concert featuring new works for live electronics and computers, including a new composition performed by Mills students developed during the Tudor residency.
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 soloists 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, and since 1999 a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide. Collins has the dubious distinction of having played at both CBGB and the Concertgebouw.
Visit Nicolas Collins' website.
Vancouver New Music Circuit Cabaret
In Memoriam Michel Waisvisz (Nicolas Collins)
The David Tudor Endowment at Mills College was established as a growing endowment by composer Gordon Mumma. The endowment provides a residency for a composer and creative performing artist who exemplifies the model of David Tudor's life and work.