show: Friday 22 February, 8pm
Victor Bateman is a bassist, vocalist, guitarist, composer, teacher, and improviser. He regularly plays country, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and improvised music and occasionally plays pop, rock and classical music. He resides in Toronto and enjoys exploring the edges of the urban environment, as well as collecting and employing elegant psychic furnishings.
Allison Cameron writes experimental chamber music and is also an improvising musician. She has written for a variety of ensembles in Canada, the USA and Europe and appeared at many international contemporary music festivals. She performs on Casio saxophone/Casio Sk sampling keyboards/ukulele/banjo/piano/Honeytone mini amplifiers/radios/a desktop theremin/drum machine/crackle box/cassette tapes/miscellaneous objects and toys amplified with a variety of contact mics & a variety of guitar pedals. She also peforms as pianist, conductor and percussionist in contemporary music. Allison has been a curator at The Tranzac Club for their Tiki Room series and Wombat Wednesdays and, the Leftover Daylight Series at Somewhere There. She is a founding member of The Allison Cameron Band with Eric Chenaux and Stephen Parkinson and the improvised music trio c_RL with Nicole Rampersaud and Germaine Liu. Three new Cds are due out in 2013 including a live concert from April 2012 at the Weeds Café in Calgary with the Bent Spoon Duo, a début CD with c_RL, and a forthcoming release of chamber music performed by the Contact Ensemble on the Redshift label out of Vancouver.
Christine Duncan teaches voice in the jazz programs at the University of Toronto and Humber College. She also performs with many musical groups and projects, most notably Hugh Fraser's jazz big band, VEJI and Barnyard Drama with drummer/electronic artist Jean Martin. She developed and leads an improvising choir in Toronto called the Element Choir and regularly teaches voice and improvising workshops. Christine is also part of Barnyard Records, an independent record label, run by her partner Jean Martin.
Germaine Liu is a Toronto-based percussionist, performer/composer and creative improviser. As a percussionist, Liu has been privileged to work with many wonderful musicians, dancers and artists. She studied percussion with John Goddard and Jesse Stewart during her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph and composition with David Mott at York University in Toronto
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