Nick Omiccioli (b.1982) is a heavy metal guitarist living in a composer’s body. His music has been described by The Latest (UK) as “ominous and enthralling” and displaying a “depth and density of sound” by KCMetropolis. His creative output draws from a conscious and subconscious influence of heavy metal and contemporary art music. His works are often characterized by visceral musical gestures, driving rhythms, animated textures, melodic hooks, and improvisation.
China, Thailand, New Zealand, Sweden, Singapore, and throughout the United States. Nick has Nick’s music has been performed all over the world including Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Lithuania, composed for some of the leading ensembles of today such as Alarm Will Sound, the Jasper String Quartet, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, l’Orchestre de la francophonie, the Berkeley Symphony, and American Modern Ensemble. Nick has received commissions by the Wellesley Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center, Aspen Music Festival and School, Shouse Institute at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, National Arts Centre in Canada, and by ensembles and musicians across the North America. In addition to receiving many national and international honors, Nick has been awarded residencies at Copland House, Willapa Bay AiR, and was a finalist for the Rome Prize.