is happening NOW in the 
Prototype Festival
at HERE in New York City
January 6-12, 2019
directed by Ellie Heyman

Straight from The New York Times: “Ms. Coloff’s touch is light, her presence warm…She is, simply, honest.” 

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ThisTree….Dappled late-afternoon light bathes a clearing in the hand crafted forest. Sounds of nature gently reverberate. Radical cellist/singer Leah Coloff emerges, trailing a 25 ft. cape of tattered denim. Tracing the secrets of her family history, Coloff, a cross pollination between Laura Ingalls Wilder and Patti Smith, glides between idyllic childhood memories, unanswered questions and her wild ride through fertility treatments. ThisTree weaves autobiographical storytelling, Regular 8 home movies, and Coloff’s signature blend of blues, rock and non-traditional cello playing, supported by an all-female band, to investigate the vantage point of being the last branch on the family tree.

Produced for PROTOTYPE by HERE, a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE

Commissioned and developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program and a developmental residency at Bethany Arts Community. It is being supported by HERE’s Fund for Women Artists, generously created by Jennifer Suh Whitfield and Benjamin Whitfield.

ThisTree from Here’s Culture Mart 2017

Photos by Paula Court


From my record, ThisTree. Purchase it on bandcamp:


Deserving was… recorded by Marc Urselli at East Side Sound
mixed by Bryce Goggin at Trout Studios mastered by Fred Kevorkian
featuring Mathias Kunzli on drums, Mike Fahie on Trombone
Leah Coloff on cello and vocals

Video conceived by Leah Coloff, edited by Jacob McCoy, directed by Leah Coloff and Jacob McCoy.
All bike tricks performed by Jason Hudson. check him out!





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