Cameron / Egoyan / Freedman
Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 8:00
Allison Cameron is a professional composer, improvising musician and music teacher who lives in Toronto / Tkaronto. Her reputation for writing compelling compositions for contemporary music ensembles is international. She has been celebrated in Musicworks Magazine, The Wire Magazine, I Care if You Listen, Exclaim, and a variety of other publications. Her composition 3rds, 4ths and 5ths was featured in UK’s The Wire Magazine Rewind 2015. Her experimental scores have been performed by Ensemble Supermusique (Montréal), Contact (Toronto), GGRIL (Rimouski), and Suddenly Listen (Halifax) among others. She has performed at many festivals and events including Guelph Jazz, Something Else Hamilton, Suoni il Popolo, and Women From Space. In 2021, she collaborated with Robin Dann (Bernice), Renée Lear and Matthew Pencer for her 30 minute audio/video composition ‘Transpolar Drift’ commissioned by Soundstreams. Her fifth solo chamber music CD was recorded for Simon Reynell’s critically acclaimed label: Another Timbre (UK), released in the summer of 2022.
Eve Egoyan is an internationally celebrated Armenian-Canadian artist whose medium is the piano. She continually reinvents her relationship with her instrument through the creation and commissioning of new works. Eve has recorded thirteen interpretative solo CDs which have received accolades including “Best Classical” The Globe and Mail (1999) for her first solo CD and “Top Classical Disc of the Year”, The Globe and Mail (2011). Her recording of Ann Southam’s Simple Lines of Enquiry was selected as one of “Ten Top” classical discs by the New Yorker magazine’s Alex Ross, one of the world’s leading music writers. Most recently Eve has been working with her bespoke enhanced piano, writing works for herself, improvising and collaborating with visual artists Christopher Hinton, Lyla Rye and Heather Nicol. Eve’s enhanced piano is also featured on “Hopeful Monster,” a collaborative disc with musician/composer Mauricio Pauly which will be released this fall as they perform across Canada.
Lori Freedman is a 21-century musician. She tours extensively, often sporting 3 or 4 instruments at a time, including the contrabass, bass, B-flat and E-flat clarinets. Continuing to draw from a unique and impressive array of works from the contemporary repertoire Freedman is equally at home performing her own improvisations and compositions as well as music written by other musicians, often specifically for her. Both on stage and in the recording studio, Freedman delivers astonishing poetry to written and improvised music in the versatile roles as accapella soloist, featured soloist with ensemble, and as ensemble player. Her own catalogue of compositions written for a variety of instrumental combinations grows steadily and, in addition to this already full schedule, Freedman also coaches contemporary and improvised music to all instrumentalists and vocalists alike.