WFMU Fundraiser Compilation “The Finest Tree I Ever Did See”

A while ago Daniel Blumin of WFMU kindly approached me to appear on a fundraising compilation for that great station!    Naturally I said yes, and created an exclusive track.

The track is called “x soulangeana” and is my personal homage to saucer magnolia trees.  Growing up, my neighbours had one in their front yard and I have many fond memories of playing in and climbing up said tree.  I was never much of a tree-climber, so the fact that it was low to the ground allowed me to have that experience without getting frightened (yes, I was a delicate child).

At any rate, I’m super excited to be on the compilation!   The format is a 7″ plus a whole wack of downloads!   The lineup is super stacked.  The 7″ is a split between Richard Youngs and Heatsick.  Downloads include: myself, Tom Carter (of Charalambides), Stephen Vitiello, Tsambla, h., Janek Schaefer, AWOTT, Ilitch, Knuckleduster, Our Love Will Destroy the World, Mela Zeta.  A pledge of $75 or more will get you a very exclusive copy!  (just specify that you want Daniel Blumin’s DJ Premium)

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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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