Nicolas Collins, an active composer and performer of electronic music, is a Professor of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has led Hacking workshops around the world, from Beijing to Brussels, and has worked with John Cage, Alvin Lucier, David Tudor, and many other masters of modern music. BA, 1976, and MA, 1979, Wesleyan University, CT. Concurrent position: Editor-in-Chief, Leonardo Music Journal. Performances/ installations: California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Walker Arts Center; New Music America; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Berlin Biennale; Ars Electronica; London Musicians' Collective; Tokyo P/N; Art Summit Indonesia. Recordings: Lovely Music; Trace Elements Records; Nonesuch; Periplum; PlateLunch. Publications: BGNM Jahrbuch; The Journal of Wildlife Sound Recording Society; Archiv X; Captured Music; Electronic Musician; Noisy.org; Positionen; MusikTexte; Improvisation-Performance-Szene. Awards: DAAD, Berlin; New York State Council on the Arts; Pro Music Nova; Nederlands Stimuleringsfonds; British Arts Council; Thomas Watson Foundation.