William Fowler Collins
Interview for SIP – SoundLAB Interview project
Originally from rural New England,William Fowler Collins (b.1974) is a musician and visual artist/designer. His music explores and synthesizes both musical and extramusical elements.
Improvisation, field recordings, electric guitar, laptop computer, processed recordings, microcassette tape recorders, and home-made electronic devices all play roles in the creating, performing, and recording of his music. He received his MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media in 2004 from Mills College, where he studied with Chris Brown, Fred Frith, Maggie Payne,
Annie Gosfield, Alvin Curran, and Pauline Oliveros. Collins currently plays lap steel, electric guitar and laptop in both solo and group contexts.
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