Children at heart who love comedic, satirical, poetic, theatric, yet at times serious storytelling alongside truly magical music and visuals, should prepare themselves for the surprising world of Ronley Teper. Born in South Africa and growing up in Toronto, she is an active composer, producer & multimedia artist. Teper invites a rotating roster of some of the finest musicians, animators and multimedia artists to collaborate and publicly improvise around her storytelling that cycle through many influences from folk, funk, jazz, cabaret, cinematic, post rock, pop sensibilities and deep love of improvisation. This process has developed a series of collaborations and an ever flowing body of work. She has been described as reminiscent of artists including Tom Waits, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush and Frank Zappa.
A musician, performance artist and avid collaborator, Teper has been an active member in the arts scene for almost two decades. Constantly genre and medium bending, she has recorded 5 independent LP’s; with the upcoming 6th “Everyone Loves A Good Story” the title track released as a single September 24th and the full LP of the same name October 8th 2021). She has composed, and performed works for puppet theatre in both Summerworks and Fringe Festivals in Toronto and Montreal; in COVID times created & directed So Whatcha Doin? A 32 episode all ages Youtube a comedique series hosted by Sock Face Teper that explores music education, art, friendship and philosophical questions, such as: What is your favourite snack? Hosted by a sock remote and showcasing the instruments of some of the finest musicians and artists in Canada that appear as guests. She has had musical placements in television, documentary films, and a few video games. She was a guest speaker at the first TEDx talks in Bangkok, Thailand. Teper has participated in a variety of collaborations, artist’s residencies and has toured regularly in Canada, Europe and abroad and is known for her energetic and exploratory live performances.