‘Aigre Douce’ : CHANGED details – New work at the Canadian Music Centre March 13th.

IMG_3977On March 13th, Adam Sherkin has graciously programmed me as part of the Canadian Music Centre‘s new 13th Street Winery Piano series, which celebrates the CMC’s lovely new Steingraeber & Söhne piano.

For the event, I have decided to compose a new, semi-open-ended work entitled Aigre Douce (as in sweet and sour sauce).

For the performance I will be assisted by Cheryl Duvall (piano) and Ilana Waniuk (violin), the co-artistic directors of the Thin Edge New Music Collective.  Brandon Valdivia, my bandmate in Picastro (and who is also a member of Pachamama and Not the Wind, Not The Flag) will be playing melodica, thumb pianos, and small percussion. Unfortunately Allison Cameron cannot join us for the even, but fortunately we have the wonderful Matthew Ramolo (aka Khôra) joining on autoharp/ toy piano.

I’ll be playing cello, and, like the rest of the group, may indulge in some small auxiliary instruments like pitch pipes, harmonica and Audubon bird call.

This ensemble has also elected to perform intimations of melody, a sumptuously quiet work by BC composer Daniel Brandes.

Be sure to check out the rest of the series too (cheekily placed on the 13th of each month to align with its namesake!) which features works by other intriguing composers including Sherkin himself, Adam Scime, the Toy Piano Composers, Jordan Nobles, James Harley, and Claude Vivier.

Here is the info for the concert:
Aigre Douce – New Sweet and Sour Music
Wednesday March 13th, 5:30PM (PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME!)
The Canadian Music Centre – Chalmers House
20 St. Joseph St., Toronto
$15 : Purchase Tickets 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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