Crosswires #10, April 29th!

Sunday April 29th, I’m really excited to playing at Toronto’s new weekly PWYC Sunday night event, Crosswires.  Sounds a little like Wavelength back in the day, huh?  Well, yeah… It’s rather similar and they share some staff — both on the front lines and behind the scenes!  You likely know Crosswires mastermind Doc Pickles as the eccentric MC of countless Toronto shows most notably with Wavelength.

Crosswires’ spirit of eclecticism and an openness to experimental acts, as well as pop will probably also seem familiar!

This week’s edition feature myself alongside two of my local faves.  Pants and Tie brings some unique electronic twists to neurotic noisy funk in the spirit of people like Pere Ubu, the Pop Group and James Chance.  Man Made Hill is the solo project of Randall Gagne, who is very adept at created queasy, glazed-over disco jams.  So excited to be sharing the stage with these two… And hearing The Lost Babies for the first time.

Doors are at 9pm, and it’s all going down at the Garrison at 1197 Dundas St. W (just West of Ossington!).

The Facebook event is located here.

Here are some clips of Man Made Hill (I could only find live ones of P+T, and I know there are a few of those of me floating around which I’d rather people not repost!)


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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