Nicholas Bullen is an artist and composer based in Birmingham, England.
Working across a range of media (including sound, text, film, installation and performance), his work explores strategies for the transmutation of elements and systems of communication. His work has been performed or exhibited both in the United Kingdom (including Tate Britain, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery and Arnolfini Gallery) and globally (including Art Basel, White Columns, Creative Time, Schirn Kunsthalle, and MACBA).
He has a history of composition spanning more than 30 years (beginning as a founder member of the ‘extreme’ music group Napalm Death at the age of 13), releasing over 40 recordings and performing (both solo and collaboratively) nationally and internationally. Recent sound performances focus on the use of fixed media acousmatic compositions (created from environmental recordings) alongside real-time signal processing and improvisation.