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Nick Lesley is a musician and media artist who has committed his professional career to facing the challenges of preserving and distributing media art. As a musician, he primarily plays improvised music on drums and interactive electronics combining percussion with analog and digital signal processing. Nick has composed music for dance, movie soundtracks, and recently a computer animation by pioneering computer artist Lillian Schwartz. He’s recorded with David Grubbs, performed in Rhys Chatham’s “A Crimson Grail”, and the Boredoms “88 Boa Drum”. He’s worked closely on audio/video work with Charlemagne Palestine, Kalup Linzy, and Pam Payne. In 2012, he curated an exhibition of video art for Lothringer13, in Munich, and he regularly advises on the installation of video and media art-work, including the exhibition “Circa 1971” at Dia Beacon (2011-2012). As Distribution Manager at Electronic Arts Intermix, Nick worked closely with artists and art institutions to present video, sound, and other media works appropriately, in ways that preserved the integrity of the work.