The Spitz goes for Plan B, London 1997.
NEW & UPCOMING
I'm pleased to announce the release of Salvaged, my first DVD (with 5.1 sound!), featuring seven compositions spanning 30 years of live electronic performanc: laptop marching band, flickering candles, burning sparklers, trombone-propelled electronics, and the reanimation of dead circuitry by a hacker sextet. A sampler can be seen here. Full notes and purchasing information here.
I've updated the software for Devil's Music in honor of its 30th birthday (first performance was at the Anti Club in LA in 1985 -- I shared the bill with Dance Noise). DJing with live radio, originally using an ElectroHarmonix 16 Second Delay and two Super Replays. Now available in a program for your Mac. And since no-one seems to have a radio anymore I've included a feature that transforms your iTunes library into a scanning radio. Scroll down my software page for a screen shot and download links. (On this page you can also find utility software I recently wrote for creating new site-specific realizations of Alvin Lucier's I am sitting in a room).
99 glasses of beer on the wall! Feedback, buckets of water, turkey basters and cellphone vibrators! On March 21, 2015, I performed two new pieces inside Christian Marclay's wonderful show at White Cube in London. You can see a video here. And buy the limited edition direct-to-disc vinyl here.
I've uploaded an update of Waggle Dance, for laptop marching band, originally written in 2007 for PLOrk. Scroll down my software page for a screen shot and download links (Mac & PC) or download the Mac version here.
I am pleased to announce the release of Pea Soup To Go, an open access version of my venerable feedback composition, Pea Soup. Pea Soup To Go is a free streaming audio web application that generates an ever-changing domestic sound art installation on any computer. Discussed in an interview with Molly Sheridan for New Music Box here.
A Korean translation of Handmade Electronic Music is due for release in 2015.
60th birthday + 8 months sabbatical = time to indulge in mentor worship! I've written two new programs to direct players from computer video projection: Brackets is based on John Cage's late time-bracket pieces, Bracken updates Christian Wolff's co-ordination notation. Plus an interview with Reinhold Friedl for WDR3 in which I talk about the music that influenced me, and a short statement for Geo about why I love Christian Wolff.
"Five Questions with Nicolas Collins." A nice interview with Nate Wooley in Sound American Issue 6 (Fall 2013).
Here is an interview I did after helping produce a version of Alvin Lucier's "Music for Solo Performer" for the Tsonami 2012 festival in Valparaíso. I start out talking about Lucier and the roots of live electronic music, and end up talking about me (typical).