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Storring, Nick : Exaptations [CASSETTE] (Notice Recordings)

Toronto-based composer Nick Storring presents two highly textural, side-long pieces; "Field Lines" originally composed for Yvonne NG Peck Wan's dance piece, "Magnetic Fields", presenting a series of a brief, dreamlike clearings through clusters of tonal instruments; and "Yield Criteria" a work of drifting drones that ebb and flow in rich harmonies.

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product information:

Label: Notice Recordings
Catalog ID: NTR042
Squidco Product Code: 24174

Condition: New
Released: 2017
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Track A recorded October 2013 - May 2014.

Track B recorded February - June 2014.


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"Nick Storring is a composer, and cellist based in Toronto (Canada). He holds a BMus in music composition from Wilfrid Laurier University where he worked with Peter Hatch and Glenn Buhr. Currently he is finishing a Masters in composition at York University with David Mott. He has been featured as a composer and performer at a variety of festivals and concert series including Suoni Per Il Popolo (Montréal), Over The Top (Toronto), VTO Festival (Toronto), Open Ears (Kitchener, 2007, '07), Wavelength's Anniversary, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony's New Orchestra Series. He has also composed for a variety of theatre and intermedia productions in the Waterloo area, including for several pieces with experimental company MT Space. He is a member of several projects including sombre 'sleep-rock' trio Picastro (Polyvinyl Records), eclectic and electronics-heavy improvisational trio I Have Eaten The City and The Knot, an improvisation-based cello duo with Tilman Lewis." (

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track listing:


1. Field Lines 24:45


1. Yield Criteria 21:39
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"On the long-awaited Exaptations, Toronto-based composer Nick Storring presents two highly textural, side-long pieces.

On "Field Lines", originally composed for Yvonne NG Peck Wan's dance piece, "Magnetic Fields", a certain fragmented, uncertain openness is conveyed: a series of brief, dreamlike clearings are vignetted by pregnant silences or various levels of waking or sleeping states. Storring plays with a variety of tonal instruments that swell and tumble along while being nipped at by expressive percussion. Organic clusters develop within event-based sequences, stretching attention across multiple timbres and rhythms.

On "Yield Criteria", shifting drones move about like independent layers of ice on a lake in the dead of winter, slowing crumbling, sliding, and cracking in perfect harmony.

Storring has written for dance and other interdisciplinary settings, and here he brings the delicate resourcefulness of a skilled accompanist, as well as a narrative sense that belatedly, profoundly blossoms."-Notice Recordings

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May 2017
Compositional Forms
Ambient & Minimal Music
Sound, Noise, &c.
Toronto Area Improvisation
Solo Artist Recordings
New in Compositional Music
Canadian Composition & Improvisation

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