Thin Edge New Music Collective plays “a destination” in Waterloo and Ottawa

I know I announced this previously around the time of the Toronto premiere concert, but upon actually hearing my piece played live before an audience, as well as the other four pieces on the bill I have additional enthusiasm to share before the Waterloo and Ottawa performances.

The Thin Edge New Music Collective really played a great show in Toronto to a full house at Gallery 345.  And seeing them do this program of premieres, I’m really excited about their versatility as an ensemble.

Both Tova Kardonne’s work amd August Murphy King’s piece, “Populated Deserts” required them to be quite nimble, albeit in different ways,  whereas the goal of my piece and that of Margaret Ashburner,  were create an immersive space in sound.   Aura Giles’ work posed its own challenges.

In all cases the group rose to occasion, successfully, meticulously rendering the worlds of each piece.

Here’s an image (not the best one admittedly!) of the group rehearsing my piece prior to the Toronto show.  Note the harmonica holders!

Program:
a destination – Nick Storring (click to hear an MP3 excerpt)
Centris – Aura Giles
Some Pubescent Notions of Group Dynamics – Tova Kardonne
After a Typhoon – Margaret Ashburner
Populated Deserts – August Murphy-King

Ensemble: Ilana Waniuk – violin, Cheryl Duvall – piano, Elizabeth Eccleston – oboe/ english horn, Olaf Szester – percussion.

The upcoming shows are as follows:

Sunday, June 10th, 2012
8pm at The Music Room
57 Young Street West, Waterloo
Tickets $20 ($15 Seniors; $10 Students)
Facebook event here

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
8pm at The Gallery/ Ecclesiax Church
2 Monk Street, Ottawa
*This concert is being sponsored by the Ottawa New Music Creators and will include additional works by members of the ONMC*
Facebook event here

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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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