Nicolas Collins (born March 26, 1954 in New York City) is an composer of mostly electronic music and former student of Alvin
Lucier. He often uses home-made electronics and found sound such as skipping CD players or radio broadcast and is currently
Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Music Journal. He is also the chair of the sound department of the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago. He is a member of The Impossible Music Group with David Weinstein, David Shea, Ted Greenwald, and Tim Spelios.
From 1992-1995 he was artistic Co-Director at STEIM (Studio for Electro Instrumental Music) in Amsterdam