Henry Collins artist, performer, composer ……………

Henry Collins
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Camp Crystal Lake (2001)
Camp Crystal Lake (2001)

Friday the 13th (1980) with all people visually redacted. Silent.

Rummaging at the centre d’art Neuchâtel
Rummaging at the centre d’art Neuchâtel

Performance for CAN in the former slaughterhouse of Serrières in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Artists were invited to the venue to form a temporary community dedicated to a variety of experiments in healing. These included evolving exhibitions, explosive happenings, offbeat talks, and deafening concerts.

How to make Noise and Irritate people
How to make Noise and Irritate people

This is my youtube channel which i started in October 2015. I made it document some of the noise making activities i get up to. So far videos include Noise busking in Brighton, playing football with tom tom drums, free improv in the bath and doing noisy stuff with a metal locker.

w/ Robin Foster in Oxford, Feb 2015
w/ Robin Foster in Oxford, Feb 2015

Performing the piece, “Advised to abuse” at Oxford Improvisers In The Old Fire Station. http://oxfordimprovisers.com/

Rummage orchestra, fan cam!
Rummage orchestra, fan cam!

  Our 10 piece rummage orchestra performing a rampant set at the travesty of an an art event that was ‘The Storm’

Solo at NoiseesioN
Solo at NoiseesioN

live at NoiseesioN (7.9.14) from Henry Liam Collins on Vimeo. I built an enclosure for ragworms on my guitar and the original plan was to leave them to do there thing, gently touching and moving around on the strings creating wonderful, un-overthought music. As i did not test this idea out piror to NoiseesioN, When more »

Creating Friction at De La Warr Pavilion Video
Creating Friction at De La Warr Pavilion Video

The De La Warr Pavilion posted this short interview and video of my touring sound installation on there vimeo page, great quality sound and footage. Dear Serge Presents Henry Liam Collins from De La Warr Pavilion on Vimeo.

Creating friction (mini version) experiments
Creating friction (mini version) experiments

This is one of many early experiments for a mini version of my creating friction installation. I figgured it would be good to have a lighter version of it for certain occasions when either the space is small or i have to carry it on the train (lugging huge metal sheets across england via public more »

Earsthetic
Earsthetic

I enjoyed performing at Earsthetic at The Dome in Brighton yesterday, bellow is a video of the show. Earsthetic featured a lineup of interdisciplinary performances from artists such as Mira Calix and Ryoji Ikeda My set was part of the lineup curated by the spirit of gravity, which is the longest running experimental music night in Brighton. You can find more »

James Saunders Workshop (9/10/2013)
James Saunders Workshop (9/10/2013)

A great evening of inventive musical scores and discussion run by James Saunders and Andy Keep with an ensemble of experimental musicians. This piece was the final score we played and was particular good … personally (as you will see) I realised that lighting paper on fire was probably not a that good idea after more »

The sonic properties of a Kebab Box
The sonic properties of a Kebab Box

Here’s a video of me exploring the sounds i could get out of a kebab box and a bow in the middle of the night in my studio. I love the bits where the bow bounces on the polystyrene foam, some might say it’s pretty shrill on the ear but i found the sounds satisfying more »

DIY Chance Sequencer
DIY Chance Sequencer

Inspired by the hacking & bending i have seen in Finland on my recent trip i had an idea to build a sequencer from a household clock. This is a prototype of that idea, with possibly 60 steps or more likely a random number. The base is a mesh/carpet of svhs tape with a wire more »

Drunk Cassette Guitar
Drunk Cassette Guitar

The great nephew of the melotron .. The Drunk Cassette Guitar, who’s pitch/tape motor speed is controlled by a svhs ribbon on the neck and a glove ….lovin this one because you can choose whatever tape you like… i tried it with a drone i recorded, insect sounds, noise and clinks and clanks and elton more »

Slash’s Wormhole live at White Nights 2008, Brighton
Slash’s Wormhole live at White Nights 2008, Brighton

This is me playing as my psychedelic doom and gloom alais, Slash’s Wormhole at the 24 hour art event, White Nights. The main instrument i used for this project was a homemade bass guitar constructed from an old vacuum cleaner.