Nick Didkovsky (born 1958) is a composer, guitarist, computer music programmer, and leader of the band Doctor Nerve. He is a former student of Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros and Gerald Shapiro.
Didkovsky has developed a Java music API called JMSL (Java Music Specification Language). JMSL is a toolbox for algorithmic composition and performance. JMSL includes JScore, an extensible staff notation editor. JMSL can output music using either JavaSound or JSyn.
Didkovsky has composed for or performed on a number of CDs including:
Every Screaming Ear, Label: Cuneiform (January 21, 1997),
Ayaya Moses, with the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet,
1999, Upbeat, with the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet,
2000, Ereia, with Doctor Nerve and the Sirius String Quartet,
2003, Bone - uses wrist grab, with Hugh Hopper and John Roulat,
Didkovsky's music has also been arranged by the experimental music group Electric Kompany. He is a co-owner of the "$100 Guitar", a guitar which was circulated amongst many musicians (including Alex Skolnick, Fred Frith, and Nels Cline) for the recording of a concept album about the guitar.