Nick Didkovsky
Nick Didkovsky at Zappanale by Lutz Diehl Nick Didkovsky is a guitarist, composer, and music software programmer. He founded the rock band Doctor Nerve in 1983, the metal band Häßliche Luftmasken in 2011, the metal band Vomit Fist in 2013, and is a member of the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet. He has composed for Bang On A Can All-Stars, Meridian Arts Ensemble, ETHEL, and others. His compositions and guitar work appear on over 50 records.

With computer music pioneer Phil Burk, Didkovsky created Java Music Specification Language. With composer Georg Hajdu, he has created MaxScore, an object that uses JMSL to bring music notation to Max/MSP.

In 2010, he founded the $100 Guitar Project with Chuck O'Meara. His Punos Music record label serves up his more extreme musical projects.
Bands
Doctor Nerve by Scott Friedlander Doctor Nerve is a rock band that has been annihilating the boundaries between rock, metal, improvisation, jazz, and experimental music since 1983.

www.doctornerve.org

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Häßliche Luftmasken by Scott Friedlander Häßliche Luftmasken is a metal band. "If Motörhead were math majors..."

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Vomit Fist Vomit Fist is blackened grindcore perpetrated by Lurkrot, Vürdoth, and Skrag.

Vomit Fist www

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Projects
$100 Guitar Project, CD on Bridge Records The $100 Guitar passed through the hands of over 64 players, each of which recorded a piece with it. Bridge Records released a double record of the results! With Fred Frith, Nels Cline, Mike Keneally, Elliot Sharp, Alex Skolnick, Henry Kaiser, Andy Aledort, and many more...

100dollarguitar.com

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Tony Iommi's Monkey SG, photo by Nick Didkovsky Black Sabbath Guitar Lessons by Nick Didkovsky

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YouTube playlist
Ice Cream Time with ARTE Quartet, Thomas Dimuzio, and Nick Didkovsky Ice Cream Time, for electric guitar, sax quartet, and real-time audio processing by Nick Didkovsky. Upcoming show at Roulette!

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Software
Java Music Specification Language Java Music Specification Language (JMSL) is a Java API for music composition that support JSyn and MIDI.

www.algomusic.com

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MaxScore by Georg Hajdu and Nick Didkovsky MaxScore is a Max object that brings programmable standard music notation, transcription, and playback to Max/MSP.

www.computermusicnotation.com/


Music
Punos Music Punos Music offers interactive online computer music, as well as CD's of Nick's more extreme musical projects.

www.punosmusic.com/