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Nicolas Collins, Author of the Month, February 2010

Nicolas Collins' Handmade Electronic Music is a phenomenal guide to the art of hardware hacking - the craft of creatively cannibalizing electronic equipment, from toys to calculators, to make your own music.

Nicolas Collins, an active composer and performer of electronic music, and has worked with John Cage, Alvin Lucier, David Tudor, and many other masters of modern music. Dr. Collins is Professor of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has led hacking workshops around the world. He has been Visiting Artistic Director of STEIM (Amsterdam) and a DAAD composer-in-residence in Berlin. Since 1997 he has been editor-in-chief of Leonardo Music Journal.

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  1. Handmade Electronic Music

    The Art of Hardware Hacking, 2nd Edition

    By Nicolas Collins

    Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction to the craft of making - as well as creatively cannibalizing - electronic circuits for artistic purposes. With a sense of adventure and no prior knowledge, the reader can subvert the...

    Published April 13th 2009 by Routledge