Pre-Concert Talk with Allison Cameron

Pre concert talk with Arraymusic Artistic Director David Schotzko & Composer/Musician Allison Cameron at the beginning of the Arraymusic Allison Cameron Mini-Festival, Novemebr 23 & 24 2018 at the Array Space.

“…intelligent, earthy, and playful.”Jennie Punter, Musicworks Magazine #122.

Allison Cameron is a professional composer, performer and improvising musician in Toronto. She has been commissioned in Europe and North America by many ensembles and festivals. Since 2000, she has been performing improvised music using electronic keyboards, ukulele, banjo, piano, mini amplifiers, radios, crackle boxes, cassette tapes, miscellaneous objects and toys.  Allison has been celebrated in Musicworks Magazine, The Wire Magazine, I Care if You Listen, Exclaim! and a variety of other publications. Her reputation for writing compelling compositions for contemporary music ensembles is international. 

Allison’s piece 3rds, 4ths and 5ths from the release A Gossamer Bit was featured in UK’s The Wire Magazine: Best of 2015. More of her music and work can be found at:

This past year the improvising trio she co-founded with Germaine Liu and Nicole Rampersaud c_RL (pronounced curl) was a featured performer at the international conference After Experimental Music in Ithaca, NY and at Toronto’s Tone Festival sharing a concert with New York pianist Anthony Coleman. Along with winning the 2018 KM Hunter Award for music in Ontario, the Arraymusic mini-festival of her music is one of the highlights of her career.

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