Montréal-based musician Nick Schofield composes meditative and absorbing ambient works with analog synthesizers and a minimalist approach. Schofield holds a degree in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University and is deeply engaged with the Montréal music scene. He hosts the local CKUT show, Underground Sounds, and curates the POP Montréal Record fair. Schofield is also a frequent collaborator with artists across Canada, particularly on projects Saxsyndrum, Best Fern, and Rêves Sonores, who performed at MUTEK in 2018. He has been the artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, has received mentorship from musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and has accompanied Wet’suwe’ten activist/singer Molly Wickham on stage. Schofield’s debut solo album Water Sines (2018) featured calm, patient synth figures, layered with effects and field recordings. On his second release, Glass Gallery, pares down to one synthesizer to produce expansive and mesmerizing mood pieces.
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Nick Schofield CA/QC — Glass Gallery
For the debut live performance of Glass Gallery, Montréal-based musician, producer, and radio host, Nick Schofield summons the sonic analog of the light and space of the National Gallery of Canada using an illuminated Prophet-600. With signature tones of this polyphonic analog synthesizer, Schofield blends ambient, new age and environmental music, encouraging calm reflection and emotional release.
Montréal-based musician, producer, and radio host, Nick Schofield, known for his solo ambient work as well as his collaborative projects Saxsyndrum, Rêves Sonores and Best Fern.
Glass Gallery (2021)
Water Sine (2018)
For Glass Gallery, Nick Schofield was inspired by the National Gallery of Canada, using its art and architecture as a meditation on light, space and artistic sanctuary.