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as part of the Sonic Peripheries Lecture Series:

»Invention is the mother of necessity  –
making music at the trailing hilt of innovation«

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
University of the Arts Bremen, Auditorium, Speicher XI 8

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 soloists and ensembles around the world.  An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Collins also makes use of electronic circuitry, conventional acoustic instruments, and hybrid electro-acoustic instruments.  His book »Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking« (Routledge), has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide.

Collins 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.  He is editor-in-chief of the Leonardo Music Journal, and a Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  In 2013-14 he is David Tudor Composer-in-Residence at Mills College (Oakland, California), Edgard Varèse Guest Professor for Computer Music at the Technische Universität Berlin, and a Visiting Professor at Instituto de Música of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Collins has the dubious distinction of having played at both CBGB and the Concertgebouw.

The lecture series is part of SONIC PERIPHERIES, a curated series on sonic art practices by Petra Klusmeyer, artist/researcher and lecturer of Sound Studies at the University of the Arts Bremen, in cooperation with the Artist-in-Residency Stuhr-Heiligenrode. Invited artists for the series have thus far included Mem1, Mark and Laura Cetilia (USA), Lou Mallozzi (USA), Howard Sandroff (USA), Helen Pritchard (UK), David Strang (UK), Shawn Decker (USA) and Stephen Lacy/Academy Records (USA).


SP#7 ARTIST TALK »From Here to There Eventually«
Monday, June 24 — 6 pm

Stephen Lacy of Academy Records presents his artistic work exploring the relationship of sound to image. Using sound as a prompt, Lacy constructs a series of diagrammatic propostions that inform an abstraction process, inclusive of field recording and scoring. The lecture takes place at the University of the Arts Bremen, Am Speicher XI 8, 28217 Bremen, 3 09.100.

VORTRAG »From Here to There Eventually«
Montag, 24. Juni — 18 Uhr

Stephen Lacy von Academy Records stellt seine Arbeiten vor, die das Verhältnis von Klang zu Bild künstlerisch erforschen. Lacy entwickelt durch Klang bildliche Propositionen, die anhand von Abstraktionsverfahren Feldaufnahmen und Notationen enstehen lassen. Der Vortrag findet in der Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Am Speicher XI, 8, 28217 Bremen, in Raum 3 09.100, statt.


The next Sonic Peripheries event is scheduled for Thursday July 4th, 2013 with Stephen Lacy (aka Academy Records). Save the date!

Shawn Decker

Bus transfer on June 28, 2012 from Bremen to Stuhr-Heiligenrode and return is available at no charge. To book your seat email p.klusmeyer[at] / Kostenloser Bustransfer ab Bremen nach Anmeldung möglich. Sitzreservierung email bitte an p.klusmeyer[at]

Further information / Weitere Information: Shuttle Service Bremen / Heiligenrode.