The Thin Edge New Music Collective presents ‘Unusual Spectrum’, April 6th


Recently some friends of mine have banded together to create the Thin Edge New Music Collective, an innovative chamber music ensemble with shifting personnel.  On April 6th they’re presenting a concert which includes some of my work, a violin duo called “A Timid Statement” from 2004.   Here’s a recording of the track from a reading by Jeremy Bell and Jerzy Kaplanek of the Penderecki String Quartet

The rest of the bill is quite varied, spanning canonized contemporary composers John Cage, Tōru Takemitsu, John Adams, and Benjamin Britten; understated Toronto veteran (and one of my mentors) Linda Catlin Smith; dutch composer Roderik De Man and emerging Canadian composer Aura Giles.

The programme is quite diverse, and will also feature me as a DJ between sets and after the concert (at which point you should expect to dance!).

Be sure to keep an eye on their events page for future events including an upcoming tour of  five premieres written for the ensemble by myself and other emerging Canadian composers, Margaret Ashburner, Aura Giles, Tova Kardonne, August Murphy-King.

Here are the details for April 6th, 2012.

Unusual Spectrum
Works by: John Cage, Tōru Takemitsu, Linda Catlin Smith, Nick Storring, Aura Giles, John Adams, Benjamin Britten, and Roderick De Mann.
Friday, April 6th, 2012
Placebo Space, 1409 Bloor St.West, apt A (map)
Doors open at 8:00pm
$10/ 7 (with a canned good)
Facebook event here


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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One Response to The Thin Edge New Music Collective presents ‘Unusual Spectrum’, April 6th

  1. Pingback: Next week’s events! speaking/ playing Soundstreams’ Salon 21 and a show at Weird Canada’s HQ | NICK STORRING

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