Nicholas Morrish

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Nicholas Morrish (1989) is a composer working with acoustic ensembles, handmade electronics and fixed media.

His most recent pieces explore sound surfaces that render time as an audible materiality, and that are haunted by the presence of a disembodied past. He is interested in the emergent properties of sound, and the qualities which digital culture seeks to surpass- fragility, instability and impermanence.

Nick is the holder of the Mendelssohn Scholarship (2018-20), a Gaudeamus Award 2019 nominee, and a Styria-Artist-in-Residence Scholarship in 2019. He has been awarded prizes and residencies by LSO Soundhub, NCI (LA Phil), The RSNO Composer's Hub, The Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Sound and Music's New Voices, New Dots and Inspired by Digital.

His pieces have been performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, ICE/LAPhil, Ensemble Intercontemporain, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, United Instruments of Lucilin, Schallfeld, Nikel, Catchpenny, Insomnio, Ensemble Offspring, Divertimento, The Philharmonia, Workers Union, Kokoro, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Chamber Orchestra amongst many others, with performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall (L.A, USA), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Neth.), Manifeste (Fr.), Rainy Days Festival (Lux.), Rondo (It.), Impuls (Aust.) Huddersfield Festival, Cheltenham Festival, London Ear Festival, LSO St. Luke's, The Barbican, The RSNO Centre, NonClassical, Henry Wood Hall (U.K.).

Nick spent 2018-19 as a fellow at Harvard University Music Department (with Chaya Czernowin), is completing a doctorate at the Royal College of Music (supervised by Jonathan Cole) and previously studied at Oxford University and Trinity Laban. He was a member of the Professorial Staff at Trinity Laban in 2017-18, and was a graduate teaching assistant at the RCM from 2016-18.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Angel | Animal for subwoofers, amplified ensemble and electronics (2019)
Y o k o b i t Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Degrade Boxes, Percussion, Fender Rhodes, String Performers (2019)
Projections in Real Time for interactive screens, lights, amplified ensemble and electronics (2019)
The traces that remain gramophones, bass clarinet, percussion, stroh violin, stroh cello, sinewaves (2018)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Life of Lines II Bb Clarinet (with music boxes), percussion, piano, viola/violin, cello (2017)
Angel | Animal for subwoofers, amplified ensemble and electronics (2019)
Life of Lines II Bb Clarinet (with music boxes), percussion, piano, viola/violin, cello (2017)
Projections in Real Time for interactive screens, lights, amplified ensemble and electronics (2019)
The traces that remain gramophones, bass clarinet, percussion, stroh violin, stroh cello, sinewaves (2018)
Y o k o b i t Bass Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Degrade Boxes, Percussion, Fender Rhodes, String Performers (2019)