Over his 40-year career, avant-garde pianist Anthony Coleman has worked as a composer, improvising keyboardist, and educator, recording 13 albums under his own name, and playing on over a hundred more. He brings to Victoria a workshop and performance on Saturday, June 8th.
Improvisation workshop: 4-6pm
Both events will take place off-site at the Church of Truth (111 Superior Street). Admission to both the workshop and performance is free / by donation.
Folks are asked to RSVP for the workshop here.
An essential figure of NYC's Downtown scene since its early days, Coleman's ensembles have recorded extensively for Tzadik and include the trio Sephardic Tinge (Sephardic Tinge, 1995; Morenica, 1998; Our Beautiful Garden is Open, 2002) and Selfhaters Orchestra (Selfhaters, 1996; The Abysmal Richness of the Infinite Proximity of the Same, 1998). Coleman has also toured and recorded with John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Marc Ribot, Shelley Hirsch, Roy Nathanson, and many others.
His most recent CDs are The End of Summer (Tzadik), which features his NEC Ensemble Survivors Breakfast, Shmutsige Magnaten (Tzadik), a live solo performance from the 2005 Krakow Jewish Culture Festival that features interpretations of the songs of Mordechai Gebirtig; Pushy Blueness (Tzadik) and Lapidation (New World), both recordings of his chamber music, and Freakish: Anthony Coleman Plays Jelly Roll Morton (Tzadik, 2009).
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We seek to honour and uphold these ongoing relationships to the land and its stewards as we work on these territories.
The Church of Truth is located at 111 Superior Street at the corner of Superior and St. Lawrence Street. Public parking is allowed on St Lawrence Street, Superior Street and at Fisherman’s Wharf. There are bike racks located on the west side of the Church. The closest bus is #31 to St. Lawrence and Ontario.