Nick has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, received mentorship from Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and accompanied Wet’suwe’ten activist/singer Molly Wickham on stage. He actively records and performs with his projects Saxsyndrum, Rêves sonores and Best Fern. A few artists he has accompanied include Devon Welsh, L CON, Cedric Noel, Alex Nicol, Year of Glad, Alexia Avina and BUCKO.
In concert, Nick Schofield has performed at National Sawdust in New York City, Getty Center in Los Angeles, OBEY Festival in Halifax and MUTEK in Montreal, previously opening for Sarah Davachi, Angel Olsen, Colin Stetson, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Hauschka.
As a solo musician, Nick Schofield releases instrumental 'environmental music' via Backward Music label. His calming compositions beckon for tranquility and release, offering softness and simplicity. His sophomore album Glass Gallery (2021) channels inspiration from the architecture and artwork of the National Gallery of Canada, while his debut album Water Sine (2018) was described by Paste Magazine as “soothing and pellucid, meditative and transportive.”
Nick Schofield has worked for CBC, Red Bull Music Academy and currently curates the POP Montreal Record Fair. He hosts Underground Sounds on CKUT every Monday - voted Best Radio Host and Radio Show by Cult Montreal newspaper since 2014.
- ARTIST: Nick Schofield
- TITLE: Glass Gallery
- CAT#: BKWRD023
- FORMAT: Digital
- RELEASE DATE: February 05, 2021
This alluring new instrumental work from Montreal-based composer Nick Schofield draws the listener into a state where texture, form and gesture unfurl in federation. Composed entirely on a vintage Prophet-600 synthesizer, Glass Gallery imparts a series of effortless yet interconnected moods from within the instrument’s signature palette. Inspired by the light and space of Ottawa’s National Gallery, the album explores new age, ambient and environmental tendencies with a welcoming immediacy.
“gorgeous” – KEXP
“expansive” – Bandcamp
“a shimmering, sun-dappled palette” – Aquarium Drunkard
“beautiful and stately…truly inspired work” – Tome To The Weather Machine
“meditative” – Underrated
“exceptionally relaxing” –Dusty Organ
“the perfect mid-winter listen” – CBC Music
“a beautiful daydream” – Exclaim!
“Schofield’s sophomore solo record is not a sedative; it’s a respite for a weary mind ready to stand still” –Dominionated
“a sonic tour of physical space–one that transports the listener to light-filled rooms with shimmering ambiance.” –Surviving the Golden Age
“music for a bright future we’ve yet to realise” – Backseat Mafia
“a beautiful collection of sounds” – Independent Clauses
“delicate ambient reverie” – Acid Ted Blog
“bienveillantes mélodies, savamment orchestrées avec les moyens du bord synthétique” – Le Devoir
“a soothing balm” – In On the Corner
“Todo el disco es una colección de canciones notablemente consistente y extrañamente adorable” – Pargueland
“Es beruhigt uns und entwirft gleichermaßen Bilder von wortwörtlich unfassbarer Schönheit, die nicht mehr hinterfragt, sondern einfach nur ist.” – Unter-Ton