NUMUS Spring Vaudeville April 11th at the Jazz Room (Waterloo)


Kitchener-Waterloo based new music institution NUMUS has been doing a lot of great work for over 25 years in that region.   They’ve changed directorial hands between numerous people, all of whom had different takes on the weirdly ambiguous notion of “new music” but I admire that they’ve endured so long and have constantly introduced new sounds and presentation styles to that community.

An aside, I even found out recently that they were responsible for commissioning the music on one of my favourite recordings of 2012, Barbara Monk Feldman’s “The Northern Shore” (the recording by Mode Records is interpreted by the group who played it originally, Marc Sabat, Stephen Clarke and Dirk Rothbrust).  Do yourself a favour and BUY IT!

At any rate, on April 11th, they’re doing a fundraising programme at Waterloo’s the Jazz Room, and I’ve been brought aboard to perform that evening.   It’s going to be a lot of fun, with a very diverse bill!

Below is a run-down of the performers for the night.  I would encourage you to come.  There is no fixed price for admission but it is a fundraiser… so donate generously to this wonderful cause! That being said, if you just want to come and enjoy that’s a boost as well!

7:00pm | Double Bill: Heidi Wall, piano + Glenn Buhr Trio tribute to Bill Evans
8:00pm | Schola Magdalena Vocal Quintet
9:00pm | Double Bill: Nick Storring, cello and electronics + Jason White Trio
10:00pm | Will Currie and the Country French
Plus | Live and silent auctions, new music karaoke, and more hosted by Randy Johnston

So… it’s all going down Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 7pm at The Jazz Room, 59 King St. N., Waterloo!

Hope to see you there!


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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