Derek Holzer

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Derek Holzer (1972) is an American instrument builder and sound artist based in Berlin DE, whose current interests include DIY analog electronics, field recording, media archaeology and the meeting points of electroacoustic, noise, improv and extreme music. He has given almost 200 experimental sound performances, created scores of unique instruments and installations, and taught over 130 sound art workshops across Europe, North and South America, and New Zealand since 2002.

Derek's earlier works were in free radio, and streaming media technologies, and the use of free software such as Pure Data. He conceives and runs workshops in the context hardware-hacking, circuit bending, DIY electronics, Free & Open Source Software and noise.