Photo d'Allison Burik
Blake Hannahson

Allison Burik is a saxophonist, clarinetist, improviser, and composer based in Tio'tia:ke/Montreal, Quebec. Their current collaborations include Montreal collective “Bellbird,” experimental duo “Umbrella Pine,” and the “Mali Obomsawin Sextet”. Their debut solo album (coming autumn 2023) explores the sonic possibilities of the woodwinds through electronics and contact microphones, resulting in soundscapes that are both earthy and alien. They have performed in festivals, residencies, and concerts in places as far reaching as France, South Korea, Canada, and the US. Though originally from Kansas City, Burik moved to Boston to receive their Bachelors Degree in Performance (2016) at Berklee College of Music, and their Master’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory (2020). Over the years Burik has worked with notable musicians including George Garzone, Joe Morris, Tyshawn Sorey, Ingrid Laubrock, Ran Blake, Carla Kilhstedt, Anthony Coleman, Frank Tiberi, Bobby Watson, Jaleel Shaw, Shannon LeClaire, and Tia Fuller.