[UPDATED w/ audio] Last minute! WFMU premières first section of “Gardens” tonight on Daniel Blumin’s Show

IMG_4634Tonight, if you get a chance, tune into WFMU from 9PM-12AM.  Daniel Blumin’s show will feature a new thing of mine — the first section of my piece Gardens, which has been/ is being funded by the Canadian Music Centre’s Toronto Emerging Composer Award, which I won in 2011.

As I’ve been saying before when I’ve given progress reports, this entire work, although created “in the studio” simply consists of instrumental layers played by me (with a bit of EQ, editing, reverb, compression, panning, volume adjustment—the usual!).   The work is an indirect homage to Charles Stepney (the title of the piece and sections all refer to him).

This first section is entitled “Open Your Eyes and Forget”, named after the Minnie Riperton song “Close Your Eyes and Remember”.


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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One Response to [UPDATED w/ audio] Last minute! WFMU premières first section of “Gardens” tonight on Daniel Blumin’s Show

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