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December 5, 2016
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Nick Storring's work to be performed January 24 in noon-hour concert series at Waterloo's First United Church

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Jan 20/12

Composition Grad Nick Storring is enjoying many professional successes, receiving the Canadian Music Centre’s Toronto Emerging Composer Award in 2011. This coming Tuesday, in the noon-hour concert series at First United Church in Waterloo (16 William Street West), Storring’s composition “Senasce” will be performed by the Madawaska String Quartet, Laurier grad Amber Ghent on cello.

“I had a bit of an electronic composers approach,” Storring says of his composition. "Rather than employing the default string sound, I applied different techniques, including constructing melodies out of natural harmonics to create open, ringing sounds, and using metal practice mutes for a very thin sound—to create new timbres….I felt like I was drawing on some of the ways that various Asian classical traditions integrate a very rich timbral palette, as well as very complex ornamentation into a traditional melodic-harmonic framework. Another inspiration was viol and hurdy gurdy music from the renaissance.”

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