Hailing from New York/Washington, DC area, Les Rhinocéros delivers a crazy world in sound, blending aspects of rock, world music, noise, ambient and jazz. Described as "world music from a country that doesn't exist", the group was formed in 2008 by bassist and composer Michael Coltun and has developed since then into an intense and wildly imaginative group that takes music to its extremes. Emotional, minimalistic, intense and grooving, this is music that goes beyond imagination to the edges of sanity.
Les Rhinocéros has released 3 albums (to date) on John Zorn's Tzadik Label: Les Rhinocéros (2011), Les Rhinocéros II (2013), and Les Rhinocéros III (2015). They have toured all over North America, Canada, Europe and Russia playing at venues and festivals including: SKIF Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), International JazzFestival Saalfelden (Saalfelden, Austria), John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts (Washington, DC), Suoni Per Il Popolo (Montréal, Canada), Tarcento Jazz (Udine, Italy), Sonic Circuits Experimental Music Festival (Washington, DC). Les Rhinocéros has shared the stage with artist such as: Lightning Bolt, Mary Halvorson Quintet, Muhal Richard Abrams Experimental Band, Father Murphy, Pharaoh Sanders, Xiu Xiu, John Zorn, Nels Cline, Dawn Of Midi, Chelsea Wolfe, and Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog.
Michael Coltun - Bass, Effects, Loops, Noise, Toys
Amit Peled - Guitar, Effects, Loops, Noise
Jonathan Burrier - Drums, Percussion