The Spitz goes for Plan B, London 1997.


  • I'm pleased to announce the release of Salvaged, my first DVD (with 5.1 sound!), featuring seven compositions spanning 30 years of live electronic performanc: laptop marching band, flickering candles, burning sparklers, trombone-propelled electronics, and the reanimation of dead circuitry by a hacker sextet. A sampler can be seen here. Full notes and purchasing information here.
  • I've updated the software for Devil's Music in honor of its 30th birthday (first performance was at the Anti Club in LA in 1985 -- I shared the bill with Dance Noise). DJing with live radio, originally using an ElectroHarmonix 16 Second Delay and two Super Replays. Now available in a program for your Mac. And since no-one seems to have a radio anymore I've included a feature that transforms your iTunes library into a scanning radio. Scroll down my software page for a screen shot and download links. (On this page you can also find utility software I recently wrote for creating new site-specific realizations of Alvin Lucier's I am sitting in a room).
  • 99 glasses of beer on the wall! Feedback, buckets of water, turkey basters and cellphone vibrators! On March 21, 2015, I performed two new pieces inside Christian Marclay's wonderful show at White Cube in London. You can see a video here. And buy the limited edition direct-to-disc vinyl here.
  • I've uploaded an update of Waggle Dance, for laptop marching band, originally written in 2007 for PLOrk. Scroll down my software page for a screen shot and download links (Mac & PC) or download the Mac version here.
  • I am pleased to announce the release of Pea Soup To Go, an open access version of my venerable feedback composition, Pea Soup. Pea Soup To Go is a free streaming audio web application that generates an ever-changing domestic sound art installation on any computer. Discussed in an interview with Molly Sheridan for New Music Box here.
  • A Korean translation of Handmade Electronic Music is due for release in 2015.
  • 60th birthday + 8 months sabbatical = time to indulge in mentor worship! I've written two new programs to direct players from computer video projection: Brackets is based on John Cage's late time-bracket pieces, Bracken updates Christian Wolff's co-ordination notation. Plus an interview with Reinhold Friedl for WDR3 in which I talk about the music that influenced me, and a short statement for Geo about why I love Christian Wolff.
  • "Five Questions with Nicolas Collins." A nice interview with Nate Wooley in Sound American Issue 6 (Fall 2013).
  • Here is an interview I did after helping produce a version of Alvin Lucier's "Music for Solo Performer" for the Tsonami 2012 festival in Valparaíso. I start out talking about Lucier and the roots of live electronic music, and end up talking about me (typical).