Musician, composer and hacker, Nicolas is famed for being a pioneer of 'home-made' electronic circuitry and is known for stripping apart gadgets and toys for new sounds. Over the talk he will be sharing some of his past projects, inspiration and interests. His talk peppered with audio and visual examples promises to take you through the belly of the technological beast.
Nicolas Collins is the Chair of the Sound department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal, and author of Handmade Electronic Music - The Art of Hardware Hacking. He has presented over 1,000 concerts and installations in Europe, Japan, and the United States as a solo artist and as a member of various ensembles.
This speaker series event will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
And if you want more, don't miss a special hacking workshop with Collins on Saturday April 13th, where you'll get hands-on with batteries, wires, and speakers, and create sounds that your machine was never meant to make.
Here's one recent workshop in Berlin: