Gigue and Chaccone

allison cameron (b.1963) I-Gigue
II-Chacconne (2017)
for violin and Piano

“For Ilana and Cheryl – two amazing performers and contributors to Toronto’s creative music scene – two movements: a gigue and a chaconne each distinctly different as one is a notated piece and the other an instructional score. This work could not have been done without the wonderful commitment of Cheryl and Ilana and the gener- ous assistance to the city of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Coun- cil. Many thanks indeed.” – Allison Cameron
“…intelligent, earthy, and playful.” – Jennie Punter, Musicworks Magazine #122, 2015.
Allison Cameron is a professional composer, performer and improvising musician in Toronto. She has been commissioned in Europe and North America by many en- sembles and festivals. Since 2000, she has been performing improvised music using electronic keyboards, ukulele, banjo, piano, mini ampli ers, radios, crackle boxes, cassette tapes, miscellaneous objects and toys.
Allison has been celebrated in Musicworks Magazine, The Wire Magazine, I Care
if You Listen and a variety of other online publications. Her reputation for writing com- pelling compositions for contemporary music ensembles is international. She is also a sought after improviser with a strong national following. In 2007 she founded the Allison Cameron Band with fellow musician/composers Eric Chenaux and Stephen Parkinson to explore uncharted territory in her compositions by integrating a variety of musical forms into her work. The result has been a critically acclaimed CD on
the Rat-Drifting label of several genre-defying pieces. In 2009 she formed a trio with trumpeter Nicole Rampersaud and drummer Germaine Liu called c_RL (pronounced curl) who released the CD ‘Friends’ to critical acclaim. In 2015 she completed sev- eral new graphic and instructional scores that will soon be published together. These experimental scores have been performed by Ensemble Supermusique (Montreal), Contact, Suddenly Listen (Halifax) and by various ad hoc groups in Toronto.

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