The Music Gallery, Toronto, ON, October 18
For the second track, Storring put down his cello and picked up a kalimba as his initial sample source for loops this time. Using a series of tuning reeds, the track that emerged sounded not unlike a stoned State River Widening. The final composition began with some almost acid-y chirping electronics, sounding almost like sparrows imitating a Roland 303. Storring added to the track with some beat boxing, driving it in a steady climb into a techno- and hip-hop-influenced groove.
It was a pleasure to see a musician so willing and capable of putting himself out there on the improvisation tip, incorporating so many styles and resulting in something so well put together and unique. And knowing he put everything together on the fly only added to the thrill.
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