Nick Storring is a Toronto-based composer, musician, writer, and curator. His varied and idiosyncratic body of musical work spans chamber compositions to meticulously constructed recordings consisting solely of Storring’s own overdubbed instrumental performances. This output reflects his eclecticism as a listener — juxtaposing the familiar and the abstract to conjure moments of hallucinatory reminiscence.
He has worked with a number of leading artists and organizations in contemporary music including Montréal’s AKOUSMA Festival, Oxford UK’s Audiograft Festival, the Esprit Orchestra, Arraymusic, Eve Egoyan, Sophia Subbayya Vastek, Thin Edge New Music Collective, Quatuor Bozzini, and Vancouver New Music. Winner of the Canadian Music Centre’s 2011 Toronto Emerging Composer Award, he also placed first in the 2008 Jeux De Temps competition for electroacoustic composition. His recorded work has also been released on celebrated experimental music imprints such as Orange Milk, Scissor Tail, Notice Recordings and Entr’acte.
An avid collaborator, Storring has composed for feature films by Terrance Odette, Ingrid Veninger and, in collaboration with Dafydd Hughes, for the National Film Board’s award-winning web documentary High Rise : Universe Within, directed by Katerina Cizek. His music for ‘ambient gaming environment’ Tentacle traveled with the work to New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2011. Composing for dance has become a recent source of inspiration for him. He’s currently working on his third collaboration with Yvonne Ng, while having worked with Deepti Gupta, Marie-Josée Chartier, and Brandy Leary.
“The sheer ambition Storring demonstrates through painstakingly composing and arranging this work is commendable on its own,” writes Bryon Hayes in Exclaim! of 2014’s Gardens album. “That the ultimate result is so utterly gorgeous is almost beyond words.”