Naw

Naw

Real Name:
Neil Wiernik
Profile:
Montreal ex-pat Neil Wiernik (naw) who currently calls Toronto his home, began composing electronic music in 1988 with explorations in audio art and experimental music. Neil's interest in sound and technology has lead him to a continued questioning and refinement of audio tools and modes of production resulting in experimentation with altered instruments, modified devices, and custom software environments. Neil's music could be described as warm, atmospheric, and cinematic electronic music. The sound design of naw is firmly grounded in the rich traditions of dub studio culture but can also be weighed alongside formal contemporary composition. His music was recently described in "The Wire" as having "...the kind of sharpness and clarity usually lost amid the murk and decay of clicks and cuts and digital delays." Neil has released music on various labels including the legendary Canadian label Noise Factory Records.

In addition to his recording career Neil is an accomplished curator and digital media specialist, he has shown work in a variety of non-traditional spaces since the late 1980's and his projects have included works in radio, print, and internet diffusion as well as other non-gallery spaces including derelict buildings, billboards, pirate airwaves, and public space. Neil has presented projects at the Finland Contemporary Museum, ISEA, Subtle Technologies Conference, La SAT, The Medusa Complex, Mutek Festival and The Music Gallery. Neil also co-curates http://vagueterrain.net and is a member of the Toronta based groups Urban Refuse Group & Whisper Room.
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Naw Discography

Albums

PIE008 Naw Gibberish(CDr, Album, Ltd) Piehead Records PIE008 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
NOISECD861 Naw The Resound Of A Foggy Autumn Dawn(CD, Album) Noise Factory Records NOISECD861 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
NOISECD862 Naw Green Nights Orange Days(CD) Noise Factory Records NOISECD862 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
Pertin_02, Naw Terrain Vague(CD, Album) Pertin_nce, Rivers Of Recordings Pertin_02, Canada 2005 Sell This Version
NOISECD863 Naw City Saturate(CD, Album) Noise Factory Records NOISECD863 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
none Naw Live In The Studio For Herbstradio(File, MP3, 256) Reboot.FM none 2010
PAPLUS12 Naw Climate Adaptive Capacity(CD, Album) Paper+Sound PAPLUS12 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
none Naw Live In The Studio For Souicant(File, MP3, 320) Souciant none 2011
Naw Subnatural Symbolic Synthesis Pertin_nce Canada 2013

Singles & EPs

clever003 Naw Anagram EP(4xFile, MP3, EP) Clever Music clever003 UK 2004
NOISVL864 Naw The Binary Route EP(12") Noise Factory Records NOISVL864 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SNS 009 Naw Cracked Lines & Broken Signals EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Sentient Sound SNS 009 Canada 2007
PAPLUS26 Naw Sub Bus(2xFile, MP3, Single, 192) Paper+Sound PAPLUS26 Canada 2013

Miscellaneous

none Naw New TTC Subway Car(File, AIFF) Souciant none 2012
none Naw York University Field Recording(File, MP3, 256) Souciant none 2012
none Naw Willard Ave, Toronto(File, MP3, 320) Souciant none 2012