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 experimental ecstatic noise 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, and Billion Dollar Babies. 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, which he currently teaches at NYU, and uses for his own composition. With composer Georg Hajdu, he has co-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.