May is here!

IMG_6530May is here and it has a lot in store for me!

First of all, I’m pleased to announce that Yvonne Ng‘s new show SoloDuet will be going up TOMORROW (May 6th) at the Theatre Centre and runs until the 10th. I composed original music for the duet piece Magnetic Fields (and also played all of the instruments!), and the whole show features my sound design in a pentagonish-5.1 setup.  Below is a short sample of the music and you can purchase tickets here.

On May 15th I have curated a lovely little show at the Music Gallery’s Emergents Series featuring some of my favourite muscians.  One half of the bill features the wonderful Thin Edge New Music Collective play new works by people who don’t normally write for chamber ensemble: Araz Salek, Liz Hysen (of Picastro), Colin Fisher (Not The Wind, Not The Flag, Many Arms, I Have Eaten the City etc.), L.A.’s Sean McCann, Matthew Ramolo (aka Khôra) and Ido Govrin.  The other half of the bill features recent Toronto Emerging Composer Award winner Jason Doell in a collaboration with exceptional percussionist/ composer Germaine Liu.

Finally, on Saturday May 24th I play in Halifax opening for Tim Hecker at the delightful Obey Convention.  It’s my first time in that city and at that festival. I’m curious to see how Hecker does his newest album Virgins live. I really felt strongly about this record, and think it’s easily his strongest effort to date.

In addition to all this I have starting working on the score for a new feature film by Terrance Odette (of Heater fame) entitled Fall.  Having seen an early cut of the film, it’s a very delicate and personal picture with a lot of nuance. I’m honoured to be a part of it!

Stayed tuned for some more news regarding new solo releases and I Have Eaten The City’s first release in seven years.

 

 

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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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