Myriad is a post-apocalyptic love story comprised of 10,000 tracks of recorded audio, yielding a great wall of sound. Unfolding over 31 minutes, the piece features over 150 performers on 200+ instruments including the Persian santur, various ARP/Buchla/ Moog analog synthesizers, gamelans (handmade by Lou Harrison), classical strings, timpani, harpsichord, and percussion. Myriad is performed by a veritable "world orchestra." A small portion of some of the illustrious musicians who recorded for this piece: Blixa Bargeld, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Agnes Szelag and Marielle Jakobsons (of Myrmyr), William Winant, Jon Porras and Evan Caminiti (of Barn Owl), Gregg Kowalsky, Ellen Fullman, Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi, Shahzad Ismaily, Chris Cutler, Theresa Wong, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Jozef Van Wissem, Luciano Chessa, Stuart Dempster, Wobbly, Jacob Felix Heule, George Chen, and Søren Kjærgaard. The Norman Conquest (TNC) is a composer, performer, and improviser influenced by the art of sound engineering. Utilizing unconventional recording practices, the recording studio is TNC's instrument. TNC performs as a sound manipulator and vocalist in Cosa Brava (with Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Shahzad Ismaily, Carla Kihlstedt, and Matthias Bossi) and Dokuro (with Agnes Szelag). As a recording engineer, some of the artists that TNC has worked with include Barn Owl, Elliott Sharp, Gregg Kowalsky, Ellen Fullman, Stuart Dempster, Marielle Jakobsons, and Blixa Bargeld (of Einsturzende Neubauten). TNC's recordings can be found on such fine record labels as Tzadik, Thrill Jockey, Type, Intakt, Important Records, Root Strata, Ambiances Magnetiques, and Digitalis Recordings.