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Professor in the Department of Music201, Main Building+44 (0) 191 33 42875


Nick Collins' research interests include live computer music, musical artificial intelligence, and computational musicology, and he is a frequent international performer as composer-programmer-pianist, from algoraves to electronic chamber music. He co-edited the Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music (Cambridge University Press 2007) and The SuperCollider Book (MIT Press, 2011), wrote the Introduction to Computer Music (Wiley 2009) and co-wrote Electronic Music (Cambridge University Press Introductions series, 2013). Sometimes, he writes in the third person about himself, but is trying to give it up.

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Music: Music and Artificial Intelligence
  • Music: Computer Music
  • Music: History of Electronic Music


Chapter in book

  • Collins, Nick (2022). Jack Code's Rebellion. In Live Coding: A User's Manual. Blackwell, Alan, Cocker, Emma, Cox, Geoff McLean, Alex & Magnusson, Thor MIT Press. 64-65.
  • Collins, Nick (2020). The Future of Rhythm. In The Cambridge Companion to Rhythm. Hartenberger, Russell & McClelland, Ryan Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Conference Paper

Journal Article

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Collins, N (2013). SuperCollider Music Information Retrieval Library.


Supervision students