Friday, June 04, 2010

Nicolas Collins: Artist Talk, Concert and Workshops in Adelaide!

Nic Collins, the author of the amazing book 'Handmade Electronic Music' is coming to Adelaide! Be sure to register and attend the following events. Don't miss out on this, it will be very worth it!

The Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, in partnership with Royal Institution of Australia (RiAUS) and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF) , presents:

Nicolas Collins :: Artist Talk, Concert and Workshops :: Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13

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, and since 1999 a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The second edition of his book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking, was published by Routledge in 2009. Collins has the dubious distinction of having played at both CBGBs and the Concertgebouw. More information:


Artist Talk ~ Collaborations in Sound / Intersections of Science and Art
Friday, June 11
UniSA, Campus West, Hawke Building, H 6.12
Enter off North Terrace at the Samstag Gallery, then take the lift to level 6
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Nicolas Collins will present an artist talk examining his collaborations with sound, space and silence. In particular he will look at the idea of collaboration in relation to custom handmade electronic circuits, acoustic feedback, improvisation, 'backward' technologies and file sharing systems . Further, the talk with draw upon his experience as a instrument maker, composer, researcher and editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal.


Concert ~ Works of Slightly Misused Technology
Saturday, June 12
8.00 - 10.00pm
RiAUS, The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place Adelaide


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Leading New York-born experimental electronic music composer, hardware hacker and editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal Nicolas Collins is joined by local musicians to present a concert of various works for slightly misused technology. From home-made electronics to found sound and everything in between and beyond, this is a musical event for those with a sense of adventure and a desire to subvert the intentions of their favourite electronic devices and discover a new sonic world.


Workshops ~ Hardware Hacking
Saturday & Sunday, June 12 - 13
All Day
The University of Adelaide, Level 10, Schulz Building, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

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