Author Archives: Nick Storring

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).

Premiere by Eve Egoyan; Vancouver New Music Festival; A Place To Listen

I’m excited to announce that I have a quite a few interesting things going on in the next little bit. Toronto’s Litmus Theatre has brought me on as a composer/ sound designer for their adaptation of Brave New World. We’re … Continue reading

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New video for “Now Neither One Of Us Is Breaking”

Thanks to Matt Pancer at Masada Media, I have a new music video. Pancer and I went to high school together and he recently got in touch with me and volunteered to work with one of my pieces.  I chose … Continue reading

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2014 in Retrospect / Finally embracing 2015

This is already long enough as it is, so I’ll cut the preamble.  2014 was, overall, a pretty exciting year for me and here’s some of the many reasons why… 2014 Highlights Gardens — Getting ‘Gardens’ (Scissor Tail Editions), my … Continue reading

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ENDLESS CONJECTURE (Orange Milk Records) launch show.

Yeah, yeah, I know.  Gardens is still technically in pre-order over at Scissor Tail, and I’m already talking about my next album.  Maybe I just feel weird because my last solo thing came out in 2011. The thing is though, … Continue reading

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Nick Storring ~ Gardens

Originally posted on a closer listen:
There is an immersive, musical element to every garden, even if your visit is momentary. After all, they too, are reliant on a sense of composition, of making an expression emerge from a re-ordering…

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“Gardens” in the media & release show (this Friday)!

I’m very pleased that Gardens, my forthcoming disc on Scissor Tail Editions, has been fetching some kind words from some notable sources over the last little bit. 1.) Tiny Mix Tapes’ Chocolate Grinder has an exclusive preview up of the … Continue reading

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“Gardens” pre-order and launch show (with Ben Frost) — October 24th

I’m really excited to be announcing that Gardens is finally coming out this fall.  As I’ve discussed elsewhere on the site, creating this album was a huge turning point for me sonically—switching from a method that primarily revolved around electronic … Continue reading

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