Thomas Nicholson

Thomas Nicholson is a New Brunswick-born composer and pianist living and studying in Victoria, BC with an avid interest in isolating and examining singular aspects of the elements that make up music. His more recent work has explored the musical possibilities and implications of just intonation: to what extent is a listener able to actively distinguish one interval from another? How far can a piece of music raise the threshold of perception to higher and more complex harmonic ratios while maintaining an intelligibility of intent? How can just intonation be used to create meaningful musical statements in both horizontal and vertical dimensions? etc.

As a pianist he has performed in concert and competition across Canada. Recent highlights include representing New Brunswick at the 2014 National Music Festival in Waterloo, ON and making a live recording of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes in Victoria, BC (February, 2015).

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