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 at Ratio in Toronto (rest in peace). Only the bare minimum of processing was used in the making of this recording.
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 that excavated its basic movement vocabulary from intensive, personalized workshops with the three dancers Irvin Chow, Luke Garwood, and Mairéad Filgate.
Gratitude to Christopher Merritt for sending me the sarangi, to John Kameel Farah for the use of his Pianet and to Nicole Cultraro for the use of her violin, kalimba, melodica, and acoustic guitar. Thanks to all who offered their ears, patience, and support to this process — especially the team that brought the whole piece to life: Yvonne Ng, Luke Garwood, Irvin Chow, Mairéad Filgate, Marie-Josée Chartier, James Beamish, Marianna Rosato, Johanna Bergfeldt, and everyone at DanceWorks.
Nick Storring is a composer and musician residing in Toronto. His music has been presented and performed by Eve Egoyan,
Quatuor Bozzini, Beijing's Musicacoustica Festival, AKOUSMA, Arraymusic and appeared on labels such as Entr'acte, Scissor Tail, Notice Recordings and Orange Milk.
"Storring HAS IT, his compositional prowess only eclipsed by his sense of atmosphere and space." -Tiny Mix Tapes...more
Toronto duo Ways, featuring saxophonist Brodie West (collaborator of the Ex, Han Bennink) and drummer Evan Cartwright join Danish (prepared) pianist Simon Toldam for a sparse and elusive musicking. Nick Storring