AKOUSMA Première, Montréal — Article in Blouin Artinfo


As I mentioned previously, I premièred a new commissioned piece at Montréal’s AKOUSMA Festival called Terminal Burrowing.  I was very honoured to present the work  at the festival, which this year presented an amazingly curated line-up.  While rooted in acousmatic music they featured exceptional sets by (among others) Ben Vida, Montréal should-be-supergroup Fünf (featuring improvisational electronic musicians Erin Sexton, Emilie Mouchous (gmackerr), Magali Babin, Andrea Jane Cornell, Anne Françoise Jacques, and Martine H. Crispo) as well as performances by François Bayle, Brunhilde Ferrari, and Monique Jean (premiering a new work) and more.

I thought I’d share a streaming link to the piece here, as well as an article from Blouin Artinfo about the concert, and my recent approach to electroacoustic which has largely moved away from digital processing and toward the use of acoustic and electromechanical means (both instruments, and “processing”)

Here’s a link to the article (thank you very much to Robyn Fadden).

And below is a stream of the piece.



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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