“Rife” CD Release // Release Concert Details

Hello everyone!  I’m very excited to announce the release of my (official) debut record “Rife” on London, UK’s Entr’acte.  The album brings together three abstract electronic works composed from 2005-2011.  It includes my 28-minute work for processed (near-)broken violin Artifacts, whose first section won the 2008 Jeux De Temps competition  for emerging Canadian Electroacoustic composers.

For more information you can read the label’s official one-sheet.

You can also preview the album here.

For the release show on September 16th, I feel very fortunate to be flanked by some of my favourite local musicians:  the ramshackle forelorn balladry of Tradition, Andrew Zukerman (aka Fleshtone Aura’s) live neo-musique concrète, and Matthew Ramolo’s project Khôra which constructs beautiful large-scale pieces using acoustic guitar, Korg MS-20 synthesizer and field recordings.  Craig Dunsmuir has impeccable musical taste and has built a strong following as both a DJ and musician. He will playing music before, between and, most crucially AFTER (DANCE!!) the acts.

Seeing as the works on the disc are not able to performed live, I will be playing a new work for the concert employing toy piano, lap harp, detuned autoharp, tapes, cello and electronics (maybe some other small instruments too).  It will also feature projections.

The information:

Friday, September 16th 2011
Burn Down The Capital Presents
Nick Storring
CD Release for “Rife” (Entr’acte)
http://www.nickstorring.ca
http://www.entracte.co.uk

featuring:
Khôra (Constellation Records)
http://www.khora.ca
http://www.cstrecords.com

Tradition (Blocks Recording Club)
http://tradition.bandcamp.com

Fleshtone Aura
http://andrewzukerman.blogspot.com

DJ Craig Dunsmuir (of Glissandro70)

Toronto Laser Services (960 College St., Toronto)
9pm, $8, All Ages
Facebook Event HERE!

Photo by Karol Orzechowski.

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About Nick Storring

Nick Storring is a Toronto based composer, cellist and electronic musician with a wide palette of interests. Awarded the Canadian Music Centre's 2011 Emerging Composer Award, his broken-violin-based electronic piece Artifacts (I) also won first place in the 2008 Jeux de Temps/ Times Play competition for emerging Canadian electroacoustic composers. His chamber music has been performed by the Quatuor Bozzini, Arraymusic, the Madawaska String Quartet, the Esprit Orchestra, and Thin Edge New Music Collective. He also regularly creates incidental music for theatre, film and intermedia projects, including for the MT Space's Last 15 Seconds which toured through Canada and the Middle East, ambient gaming installation "Tentacles" which was presented at MoMA in 2011, and Ingrid Veninger's feature film "The Animal Project" an official selection at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Apart from making regular solo appearances, he also plays in Picastro (Polyvinyl Records), I Have Eaten The City and improvising cello duo The Knot with Tilman Lewis. He has collaborated live and in the studio with Nadja, Sandro Perri, Daniel Johnston, Araz Salek, Laura Barrett, Rhys Chatham, Wyrd Visions, Andrew Timar, Castlemusic, Eddie Prevost, Diane Labrosse, and Damo Suzuki (of Can).
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