A sort-of preview of The Knot’s split cassette on Arachnidiscs

Tilman Lewis and I (cello duo, The Knot) have now completed our first release.  It’s a set of seven miniatures on the second side of a cassette for Toronto’s Arachnidiscs label’s split series.  The other side has been filled by Montreal-based bassist Aaron Lumley.  Needless to say, we’re excited about it, and curious to hear Lumley’s contribution.

Our collection varies widely in tone, featuring thick dark-hued drones, an almost no-wave-style hackfest employing our signature cello preparations, and even some richly melodic pieces.

Here are two short pieces that we liked, but didn’t include due to the limited duration (20 minutes).

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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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