Review of my X-Avant performance, My first cover story.

My concert at the Music Gallery’s X-Avant Festival was really quite fun. My set felt pretty clear-headed, and I really enjoyed hearing and meeting Shigeto, whose agile live sound manipulation was really striking and inspiring to me. The latter half of the night held at the Drake Hotel Underground was equally exciting featuring the lopsided magic of Elaquent‘s beats, a truly fun set from young Montrealer Kaytradamus/ Kaytranada and the thick humid bass of Pursuit Grooves filling the whole venue. I had never had the chance to see her live before, and it was really fantastic.

Much love to David Dacks and the Music Gallery as well as Mymanhenri and 92BPM for making the night so awesome.

Exclaim!‘s Vincent Pollard happened to be present at several of the sets and decided to review mine, which was nice. Take a look here.


Speaking of music journalism, my very first front-cover story is about to appear on/ in Musicworks’ issue 114. It’s an article on Tim Hecker, who is known for his beautifully mysterious abstract electronica. I’m a fan of his work, and I’m really pleased with how the article came out. You can preview it here on Issu!

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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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