William Fowler Collins
Originally from rural New England and now living in New Mexico, William Fowler Collins (b.1974) is a musician whose work explores and synthesizes both musical and extra-musical elements. Improvisation, field recordings, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, laptop computer, processed recordings, micro-cassette tape recorders, and home-made electronic devices all play roles in the creating, performing, and recording of his music. Collins graduated from Mills College in 2004, where he received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media. While there he studied with Fred Frith, Annie Gosfield, Alvin Curran, Maggi Payne, Chris Brown, and Pauline Oliveros. He has performed at venues including the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn(NY), Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in San Francisco(CA), and the San Francisco Art Institute(CA). He has toured and performed with Brightblack Morning Light, Ikue Mori, Raven Chacon, and Matmos. In the Summer of 2009 his next album, "Perdition Hill Radio", will be released on Type Records(UK) on Double LP and CD.