Anthony Coleman + c_RL – Tone Fest 2018

June 8 2018 at the Array Space
Accomplished keys player and composer Anthony Coleman has gained recognition as an inspired player and talented standout of the avant-garde and klezmer-oriented jazz coming out of NYC’s downtown throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Coleman has performed and recorded with just about every musician involved in this downtown scene, including John Zorn, guitarist Elliot Sharp, David Moss, renowned trumpeter Dave Douglas, premier accordian player Guy Klucevsek, David Shea, former Captain Beefheart band member Gary Lucas, classical and klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, guitarist Marc Ribot and many more. Coleman has performed and recorded all over the world, with his groups Sephardic Tinge trio – they’ve toured Europe three times, and released two CDs – and Selfhaters; all of their releases are on the Tzadik label. Found on the related Avant label is Coleman’s Disco by Night, a recording inspired by his experiences in ex-Yugoslavia. Through most of the ’90s, Coleman and saxophonist Roy Nathanson have co-led projects, performing all over the U.S. and Europe together. The duo have also recorded several albums, including Lobster and Friend. Coleman has received commissions for his compositions from various ensembles including Bang On a Can, Concert Artists Guild, and The Crosstown Ensemble. His compositions can also be heard on harpist Carol Emanuel’s Koch release, Tops of Trees, and Guy Klucevsek’s accordian extravaganza, Manhattan Cascade, among others.

-Joslyn Layne (All Music Guide)


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.


Nicole Rampersaud is a Canadian Trumpet Player, Composer, and Recording Artist, focused on creating music that cuts through genre, culture, and hyperbole to create resonate experiences that connect people from all walks of life. Through Improvisation and Experimentalism, Nicole creates a unique yet versatile sonic language that easily adapts to any musical situation, attesting to her relentless ambition to expand her proficiency with a broad range of musical practices and traditions. She is an established and resourceful side person, having worked with a diverse and ever-expanding group of musicians including: Anthony Braxton, Joe Morris, Rakalam Bob Moses, and Sandro Perri, to name a few.

Germaine Liu is a Toronto-based percussionist, performer and composer. Her compositional interests involve collaborations with people or the objects she plays and joyful explorations of everyday gestures and feelings. Recent collaborations include CeramiX with artist Chiho Tokita, creating compositions to Tokita’s ceramic works and Water Music with Joe Sorbara and Mark Zurawinski, exploring sounds of water. Liu has performed as a soloist and has been privileged to collaborate with many wonderful musicians, dancers and artists. She is part of a number of Toronto-based ensembles, including c_RL with Nicole Rampersaud and Allison Cameron, Octopus with Mark Zurawinski, The Titillators, and Picastro.

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