Nicholas is a composer, born in 1989.
Recent work has focused on sound as an expression of time, the material culture of sonic media, and the integration of concrete sounds and found materials within resonant structures.
Work has been made for the London Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, United Instruments of Lucilin, Nikel, Divertimento, The Philharmonia, Workers Union, Kokoro, BBC Symphony Orchestra and the London Chamber Orchestra amongst many others. Upcoming projects include work for Intercontemporain, Schallfeld, Nadar, ASKO | Schonberg.
He is the holder of the Mendelssohn Scholarship (2018) and is a Gaudeamus Award 2019 nominee. He is also the recipient of a Styria-Artist-in-Residence Scholarship 2019. Further prizes have also been awarded by LSO Soundhub, The RSNO Composer's Hub, The Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, Sound and Music's New Voices, New Dots, Inspired by Digital amongst others.
Pieces have been played at Manifeste (Fr), Rainy Days Festival (Lux), Rondo (It.), Impuls (Aust.) Huddersfield Festival (U.K.), Cheltenham Festival (U.K.), London Ear Festival, LSO St. Luke's, The Barbican, The RSNO Centre, NonClassical, Henry Wood Hall.
Nick is currently a fellow at Harvard University, where he is working with Chaya Czernowin. He is also a doctoral candidate at the Royal College of Music, where he works with Jonathan Cole. Prior to this, he studied at Oxford and Trinity Laban where he won multiple awards. He has also received composition tuition from Simon Steen Andersen, Rebecca Saunders, Marko Nikodijevic, Bryn Harrison, Mauro Lanza, Stefano Gervasoni, Alessandro Solbiati, Michael Finnissy, Robert Saxton and Toshio Hosokawa amongst others. He was a member of the Professorial Staff at Trinity Laban in 2017-18, and a graduate teaching assistant at the RCM from 2016-2018.Youtube:
Traces that remain (LSO soundhub):
507 Mechanical Movements:
Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction:
PM for orchestral recordings
Nicholas Morrish’s tracks