“Truth in Clouds”, the lives and times of Anna Wary Howitt 1824-84, painter, feminist, and spiritualist, with Shelley Hirsch, K.J. Grant, libretto by Susan Tallman, and the world’s 1st Oija-to-MIDI converter.
New York born and raised, Nicolas 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. His book, Handmade Electronic Music – The Art of Hardware Hacking (Routledge), has influenced emerging electronic music worldwide. Collins has the dubious distinction of having played at both CBGB and the Concertgebouw. —Bio as of 2019