"Strings I - XII is a study of the bowed acoustic guitar. All pieces were solo improvisations with no overdubs. The pieces were all subject to the amazing bunker space in Alexandra Battery, Nipaluna/Hobart, Tasmania. The acoustic qualities and ambiance of the space were impeccable to the creation of these improvisations."
Nick Ashwood is an Australian guitarist from Hobart, Tasmanian/nipaluna, now residing in Sydney. Nick works within improvised and composed experimental music. His focuses have been on the possibilities of the steel-string acoustic guitar by means of preparations, just intonation and bowing.
Nick has toured throughout Australia and New Zealand, performed at large festivals across Australia, Dark Mofo, Sound out, Mona Foma and has collaborated with many Australian and International artists that include; Laura Altman, Jim Denley, Johnny Chang. Isabelle Duthoit, Franz Hautzinger, Robbie Avenaim, Annette Krebs, Amanda Stewart & the Splinter Orchestra.