Recent reviews and media coverage.

I just thought I’d share some recent reviews and articles.   If you’re actually curious there’s also a page above which contains various quotations about my work.  Below is a review by Chris Kennedy from the most recent Musicworks magazine.

I thought I would also share this link to Richard Pinnell’s review of my disc rife at his blog the Watchful Ear.  To be frank, after a slew of different reviews, including a not-so friendly one from the Wire (they did however feature it on their Office Ambience chart in December 2011/ Issue #334), Pinnell’s really was the first stranger I felt to have really nailed what I was going for…

“It is music that really feels like it doesn’t care less about the trappings of modern day genre pigeonholing and is quite happy to go about its own way, following its own course, often exploding with possibility and energy without caring about such things as restraint or moody aesthetics. This is fine, happy music then, bit not of the throwaway kind as clearly so much work and effort has gone into its creation. This one is likely to be easily missed.”

I also had a little write-up Wilfrid Laurier University’s Alumni Newsletter recently that talks about various stuff.  I thought I’d share it as well!


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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