Screenings for “The Natural State”

IMG_7876Earlier this year I scored a short film of Mikel Guillen’s entitled The Natural State.  The film takes inspiration from the writings of U.G. Krishnamurti (not to be confused with the more famous Jiddu Krishnamurti).  The score was created simply through multitracking various instruments in my home studio and encompasses quite an orchestral sound palette, matching the film’s rather wide scope.

This weekend the film will be screened at 6:15PM on both Saturday and Sunday at the Lab Cab Festival in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood.  This will occur at the shop at Parts & Labour.   Here’s a link to the festival page for the film, and below is a trailer.

The score is also slated to appear on my album Endless Conjecture which will be released by the lovely Orange Milk label later this year.


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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