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Nicholas Didkovsky

Music Adjunct Faculty

Music and Performing Arts Professions

Nick Didkovsky is a guitarist, composer, and music software programmer. He founded the rock band Doctor Nerve in 1983, the metal bands Häßliche Luftmasken and Vomit Fist in 2011 and 2013 respectively, the free metal guitar duo CHORD in 2018, 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. He has performed with DITHER Guitar Quartet, John Zorn, Billion Dollar Babies, and Blue Coupe. His compositions and guitar work appear on over 50 records. Album credits include Alice Cooper "Paranormal", released July 28, 2017.

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.

His Erdős number is 4.

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