Nick Storring

Gardens is Nick Storring’s second album following 2011’s Rife for UK label Entr’acte.Gardens is a radical departure from Storring’s first disc, moving away from electronic processing, toward an orchestral multi-tracked instrumental approach using over 60 instruments (all played by him) to create textures which are both lush and peculiar. Framed as a tribute to composer/ arranger Charles Stepney, the album occasionally echoes some of Stepney’s sweeping cinematic psychedelia, while also offering more rustic weaves of sound that evoke various folk musics as well as free improvisation. The creative process behind Gardens was funded by the Canadian Music Centre’s Toronto Emerging Composer award from 2011. Thank you to Roger D. Moore and Michael Koerner.