A screenshot of the Wikipedia entry for Nick Norton

Well this is strange. My friend just sent me a link to a wikipedia page on me. … … … WHAT?! Okay, so since Equal Sound’s corona relief efforts took off two months ago we’ve been getting a ton of good press, and I guess someone looked into us, saw my work, and made a…

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I just got two videos back from my show last month at Art Share. It was my first time playing with live projections, which were created by my partner Kelly McGillicuddy. Both use manipulated footage from very very old French science documentaries. For On Geology, Kel used a documentary about liquid crystals – which I’d…

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Nick Norton and Nadia Shpachenko

My friend Nadia Shpachenko, a pianist who plays around the LA scene a TON, asked to see some of my pieces a while back. Among what I sent her was my very short piece from 2009, Piano Piece for Mr. Carter’s 100th Birthday. I wrote it after attending Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday concert in London,…

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At the end of October I was in Chicago for the premiere of my friend and teacher Joel Feigin’s opera, Twelfth Night. When I turned on my phone upon landing I had an email from NewMusicBox’s editor, Molly Sheridan, asking if I’d be up for being a guest columnist for the month of November. Apparently my…

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I just delivered the score and parts to a new piece, Three Graces at Perigee, to Cadillac Moon Ensemble. It’s been an incredibly busy summer and I haven’t been keeping the blog updated, so I thought writing about this piece would be a good way to get going again. Over the past year or so I’ve started…

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I’ve been meeting with Clarence Barlow a lot lately, a composer who is well known for his algorithmically composed music. It’s something I was very interested in as an undergraduate, but haven’t pursued much since then. Now that I’m getting to know Clarence, I think it’s something I may take up again. Essentially, you write…

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Holy hell, what a week last week was. I was really excited to play guitar with What’s Next? Ensemble for the US premiere of AutoSonata Beta at their fourth annual LA Composers Project at Royal/T. I was honored to have had the piece selected in the first place, and then ecstatic when they asked me…

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