Press


QUOTES
“… generates a beautifully introspective journey through the power of music to stir emotion in the most traditional sense, while remaining cunningly outside of established convention.”
—Steph Kretowicz, The Wire

“Storring uses the lush string sound of Flack’s 1970s hits as a launching point for deep sonic immersions that are considerably more emotionally oblique than their inspirations’ articulations of loneliness and surrender. When he goes melodic, the cello-led tunes seem to reach for something that they never touch, and when he goes for slow-motion density, the music imparts an experience akin to watching the sort of cinematic experience where you can’t tell if you’re seeing a really slow take or the film has frozen at a single frame.”
— Bill Meyer, Dusted


“It isn’t “busy” for the sake of being busy. The music is complex and multifaceted and created with meticulous care and an almost larger-than-life vision.”
— Chris Ingalls, PopMatters


“Toronto composer and cellist Nick Storring is clearly such a rare and exceptional talent as both a composer and instrumentalist”
— Tristan Bath, The Quietus


“I dare say different from anything you’ve heard recently… disorienting but disarming at the same time.”
— Brian Olewnick, Just Outside


“The sheer ambition Storring demonstrates through painstakingly composing and arranging this work is commendable on its own. That the ultimate result is so utterly gorgeous is almost beyond words. 9/10“
— Bryon Hayes, Exclaim!


“Storring HAS IT, his compositional prowess only eclipsed by his sense of atmosphere and space”
— Grant Purdum, Tiny Mix Tapes


“The remaining work, for strings alone, was Nick Storring’s remember how we used to…? (2004). This passed in a series of exhalations of varying texture: glassy and long-bowed, dry and plucked, fluttering with tremolo. A fragment of harmonized tune appeared, then was dropped, then appeared again, like the recollection of a film once seen and only half-remembered. It was a good piece, from a young composer who deserved the $5,000 Canadian Music Centre Emerging Toronto Composer Award he received after intermission.”
— Robert Everett-Green, The Globe And Mail



LINKS

Ron Schepper, Textura — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Laura Stanley, DOMINIONATED — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Bill Meyer, Dusted — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Riccardo Papaci, Droga Magazine — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Sound As Language — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Nick Ostrum, Free Jazz Collective — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell & Qualms, 2020

Dolf Mulder, Vital Weekly — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Kevin Coultas, In On The Corner — Support Musicians via Bandcamp on Friday 3/20/20…and beyond, 2020

Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell & Qualms, 2020

Steph Kretowicz, The Wire — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Sunik Kim, Tone Glow — Review/ Overlooked Albums of 2020, Q1

Chris Ingalls, PopMatters — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Bryon Hayes, Exclaim! — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

AQNB — Track review: Tonight There’ll Be No Distance Between Us, 2020

Juliet Hoornaert, SBVRSV — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

David Olds, The WholeNote — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020 (pg. 49)

Michele Palozzo, Esoteros — Review: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Jacob Saxton, Dim Things — Video profile: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

National Sawdust — New Music Preview: My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

John Nicol, Obladada — Review of My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell, 2020

Tinnitist — 14 Songs to Crank Up This Monday, 2020

Bill Meyer, Dusted — Review of Qualms, 2020

Samuel Andreyev Podcast: Nick Storring’s Haunted Soundworlds, 2019

The Quietus/ Spool’s Out — Review of Qualms, 2019

Just Outside/ Brian Olewnick — Review of Qualms, 2019

Nine Chainz To The Moon — Review of Qualms, 2019

Tiny Mix Tapes — Review of Exaptations, 2016

The Quietus — Review of Exaptations, 2016

The Wire — Review of Exaptations, 2016

A Closer Listen — Review of Tidewrack by the Knot, 2016

Vital Weekly — Review of Exaptations, 2016

We Need No Swords — Review of Exaptations, 2016

Gray Owl Point — Review of Exaptations, 2016

Boston Hassle — Review of Endless Conjecture, 2015

A Closer Listen — Review of Endless Conjecture, 2015

BlogTO — The Top 10 Toronto Bands To Watch In 2015, 2014

Łukasz Komła, Nowamuzyka.pl — New releases from Scissor Tail, 2014 (in Polish)

The Nooga — Review of Endless Conjecture, 2014

Just Outside — Review of Gardens & Endless Conjecture, 2014

CFRU 93.3FM, Guelph — Interview, 2014

Boston Hassle — Review of Gardens, 2014

Exclaim! — Review of Gardens, 2014

A Closer Listen — Review of Gardens, 2014

Tiny Mix Tapes — Gardens (Chocolate Grinder), 2014

ATTN: Magazine — Review of Gardens, 2014

Das Klienicum — Review of Gardens, 2014 (in German)

The Whole Note — Review of Gardens, 2014

Just Outside — Review of Bespoken Plays Nick Storring & Daniel Brandes, 2014

Concert Review (AKOUSMA — Espace composé), Montréalisement, 2013

BlouinArtInfo — Interview, 2013

The Coast — Review of Bespoken Plays Nick Storring & Daniel Brandes, 2013

Watchful Ear — Review of Rife, 2012

Globe and Mail — Esprit Orchestra Concert Review, 2011