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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.
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.
- Collins, Nick, Ruzicka, Vit & Grierson, Mick (2020), Remixing AIs: mind swaps, hybrainity, and splicing musical models, 1st Joint Conference on AI Music Creativity. Stockholm.
- Collins, Nick (2019), Sonification of the Riemann Zeta Function, in Vickers, Paul Grohn, Matti & Stockman, Tony eds, International Conference on Auditory Display. Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Georgia Institute of Technology, Newcastle upon Tyne, 36-41.
- Collins, Nick (2010), Computational analysis of musical influence: A musicological case study using MIR tools, in J. Stephen Downie, & Remco C. Veltkamp eds, Proceedings of the 11th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference: 11th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2010). Utrecht, The Netherlands, International Society for Music Information Retrieval, Utrecht, 177-182.
- Collins, Nick (2020). Composition in the Age of AI. Ideas Sónicas 23.
- Collins, Nick (2018). “…there is no reason why it should ever stop” Large-scale Algorithmic Composition. Journal of Creative Music Systems 3(1).
- Collins, Nick, Manning, Peter & Tarsitani, Simone (2018). A new curated corpus of historical electronic music: Collation, data and research findings. Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval 1(1): 34-55.
- Collins, N. (2017). Corposing a History of Electronic Music. Leonardo Music Journal 27: 47-48.
- Collins, Nick (2016). Towards Machine Musicians Who Have Listened to More Music Than Us: Audio Database-led Algorithmic Criticism for Automatic Composition and Live Concert Systems. Computers in Entertainment 14(3): 2.
- Collins, Nick (2016). A funny thing happened on the way to the formula: Algorithmic composition for musical theatre. Computer Music Journal 40(3): 41-57.
- Collins, Nick (2016). Live Coding and Teaching SuperCollider. Journal of Music, Technology & Education 9(1): 5-16.
- Collins, Nick (2015). The Ubuweb Electronic Music Corpus: An MIR investigation of a historical database. Organised Sound 20(1): 122-134.
- Collins, Nick (2012). Automatic Composition of Electroacoustic Art Music Utilizing Machine Listening. Computer Music Journal 36(3): 8-23.
- Collins, Nick (2011). Live Coding of Consequence. Leonardo 44(3): 207-211.
- Collins, Nick (2008). The Analysis of Generative Music Programs. Organised Sound: An International Journal of Music and Technology 13(3): 237-248.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Collins, N (2013). SuperCollider Music Information Retrieval Library.