by Nick Storring



"Qualms" was composed for Yvonne Ng's 2016 choreographic work "Zhong Xin" which was presented by DanceWorks at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, November 24th-26th, 2016. The work was a trio which excavated its basic movement vocabulary from intensive, personalized workshops with the three dancers Irvin Chow, Luke Garwood and Mairéad Filgate.

Thank you to Christopher Merritt for the sarangi, to John Kameel Farah for the use of his Pianet-T and to Nicole Cultraro for the use of her violin, kalimba and acoustic guitar.

Thank you to the following folks who offered their ears and support to this process: Yvonne Ng, Luke Garwood, Irvin Chow, Mairéad Filgate, Marie-Josée Chartier, Nathalia Sanches, Dwight and Kathy Storring, John Mark Sherlock, Noah Creshevsky, Dylan Golden Aycock, Matt Werth, Keith Rankin, Seth Graham, Evan Lindorff-Ellery, Daniel Blumin, Nathan McLaughlin, Mark Molnar, JS Truchy, David Mclean, Sarah Hennies, Allon Kaye, Paul Dolden, Peter Hatch, Daniel Brandes, Michael Vincent Waller, Darcy Spidle, Mathieu Ruhlmann, Amy Brandon, Louis Dufort, Nicole Cultraro, James Beamish, Marianna Rosato, Johanna Bergfeldt, Bryan Bray, Matthew Ramolo.


released February 3, 2017

Nick Storring — acoustic and electric cellos, electric bass, electric mandola, violin, acoustic steel string guitar, sarangi, strumstick, glockenspiel, Hohner Pianet T, Hohner D6 Clavinet, Yamaha CP60M stage piano, voice, kazoo, duck & goose calls, thumb pianos, toy balafon, various flutes, melodicas, harmonicas, tuning reeds, drums and percussion.

Recorded May to November 2016 upstairs at Ratio.
Only the bare minimum of processing was used in the making of this recording: mixing, panning, some editing, reverb, EQ, dynamics.

Cover photo by Nick Storring.



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Nick Storring has a broad range of music interest spanning various styles. Winner of the CMC's 2011 Toronto Emerging Composer award, his work appeared this year a MoMA's Talk To Me exhibit, and was also performed by the Esprit Orchestra. A member of Picastro, I Have Eaten The City and Mexican ensemble Café Con Pan, he also makes eclectic dance music under the name Piège. ... more

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