Roger Berkowitz – Surrey Muse

Roger Berkowitz is an experimental musician from New Jersey who founded Unearth Noise, a project that aims to create an alternate universe in sound – an audible representation of a reality beyond the everyday veil. Roger seeks to remove himself from the compositional process, or rather to collaborate with the forces that make themselves present during a recording session, as if it was a ritual or seance. Roger sees his task in bringing these forces into focus, and presenting them, respectfully, in a musical form. The resulting ‘compositions’ may at times be non-linear, atonal, and/or arhythmic. Remnants of his own aesthetic drawn primarily from early experimental music, ritual and world music, and more familiar musics that inspired him in his youth may also be present. ‘Ultimately,’ he says, ‘my hope is that the music I produce in collaboration with these otherworldly forces resonates within the soul / consciousness of the listener, revealing something infinite and intangible, beyond the confines of time and space.’

Visit Roger’s Soundcloud profile
soundcloud.com/unearth-noise
Listen to his recent LP
lullabiesforinsomniacslabel.bandcamp.com
Contact Roger
unearthnoise1@gmail.com

At the March 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Roger will be our Featured Performer via Skype from New Jersey. More information about the event is here: march-22-2019-gathering

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Tony Morris – Surrey Muse

Portrait by Stan Magendanz

Tony Morris is an academic psychologist turned musician who has in the last three years created 400 tracks on Soundcloud. Many of his tracks have been played on radio stations throughout Europe and by DJs across Europe at club events. He anchors a monthly radio show on 199Radio where he interviews musicians involved in the Glasgow Underground Electronic music scene. Tony describes his music as ‘the deconstruction of the concept of a song using distorted vocals and electronic accompaniment‘. He has collaborated with many musicians including Stanmagendanz and Simon Irvine in Australia, Alfonso Llorente Sardi in Columbia, Gwen Pettigrew in Wales, Darryl Lucas in England, Mu in Scotland, Patrick Shand in Glasgow, Muterial in England, Robert Knote in Germany, Les Rollins USA. One of Tony’s ‘very favorite’ collaborators is Mariam Zohra (and ‘PYRUVICACID’ who made a youTube video of one their songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtH8uIDdFCI). Tony is a Member of the British Psychological Society and a founder member of its History and Philosophy Section. Over the last 4 decades he has been a teacher, lecturer, accountant, taxi driver and nowadays a full time daydreamer. At the moment his obsession is to improve the quality of sound in his work.

More about Tony
soundcloud.com/tony-morris
Contact Tony
tony.morris6@ntlworld.com

At the August 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Tony will be our Featured Performer via Skype from Glasgow, UK. More information about the event is here:
august-24-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Marcy Angeles – Surrey Muse

Marcy Angeles is a Two-Spirit Apache writer, painter and musician from Southern New Mexico. Her main solo music project is Western Obsidian, an exploration of trauma placed on her people for generations, where the name references the legend of the Apache Tears, a type of obsidian with a story that tells of Apaches jumping to their deaths so that colonials do not have the opportunity to take their lives. Marcy has also composed Shoegazey Noise Rock under the alias Fleurish where she released an album titled ‘Deepligai’ presenting a more gentle, atmospheric and all around her softer side. Her paintings and poetry have been featured in Barrio Panther Magazine and in the 2017 issue 5 of Parallax Magazine. Marcy began to do artwork and writing as a child, the music came later. Her first solo band was TVOD, it was an industrial music project intended to give PTSD a sound- to sound fearful so the listener understands what PTSD feels like just by listening. She is also working on the music project 3Li0ns where she is collaborating with ‘the very talented women artists’ Myrh & Agitation Phi. Marcy has been one of the many Native American Two Spirits working to restore their place by the Sacred Fire; ‘it is one thing to be transgender and a whole other to be an Indigenous transgender woman’, says Marcy.

Visit Marcy’s Soundcloud profile
soundcloud.com/tvodmff
Contact Marcy
oodigthisvibeoo@aol.com

At the April 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Marcy will be our Featured Performer via Skype. More information about the event is here:
april-27-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Young Scholar – Surrey Muse

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Young Scholar is a RAP (Rhythm And Poetry) lyricist and a music producer whose debut album, ‘The Awakening’ encapsulates his two-pronged mandate that he calls his ‘mission’: ‘to get my audience to critically analyze different issues in society (hatred/jealousy, immigration/refugee crisis, credential racism, violence against women) through my lyrics, and to promote RAP in its most sophisticated and beautiful form because RAP must have meaning to connect to a large audience.’ The album will be available soon.

Young Scholar started rapping in 2013 when he was 20, to help his peers remember organic chemistry reactions, but soon he was using a set of very different themes. He continued to RAP because it allowed him ‘to easily express myself via poetry’.

Tupac Shakur is one of his favorite musicians in addition to Fort Minor’s Mike Shinoda.

Visit Young Scholar’s website
youngscholar.myfreesites.net
View his work
youtube.com/channel
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facebook.com/Young-Scholar

At the August 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Young Scholar will present a selection of songs from his debut album. More information about the event is here:
august-26-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Imtiaz Popat – Surrey Muse

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Imtiaz Popat is a singer, song writer and media Producer working in film, radio, television, new media and event production. His films include ‘Hate Can Kill’, ‘Khar Ki Khani’, ‘Stolen Memories’ and ‘Breaking the Silence’. He also worked on ‘India Kingdom of the Tiger’ and ‘Getting Married’. Imtiaz hosts Bulland Awaaz, The Rational and Duniya Mix on Vancouver CO-OP Radio 100.5 FM, and he co-hosts Access TV on Shaw Cable 4. He is now working on a documentary called ‘Back to India’, story of an Anglo-Indian artist living in Downtown Eastside who wants to go back to India to reconnect with her roots. Imtiaz also is an activist and a politician.

Imtiaz started producing films and radio programs in 1998 but it was singing that got him into the arts. He began to sing from a young age, and became a ‘songwriter’ in 2014. Imtiaz’s songs include ‘Ye Sham’ (this evening), ‘Twendeny’, ‘Tere nal hogaya ae pyar’ (i have fallen in love with you), ‘Sare Jag Ma Gujratio’ (Gujrati in the whole world), ‘Kis Nazar se’ (with which eye), and ‘Homeless’.

View some of Imtiaz’s work
movingimages.ca
Links to Bulland Awaaz
coopradio.org
Contact Imtiaz
imtiaz.popat@gmail.com

At the July 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Imtiaz will present songs and a short film. More information about the event is here:
july-22-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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Poul Bech – Surrey Muse

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Poul Bech has recently emerged as a singer/songwriter from New Westminster’s community stages though this is what he has done most of his life, ‘singing and guitar-picking’ as he calls it.

Born in Alborg, Denmark, Poul immigrated to Canada as a young boy. Singing as hobby has been a constant but writing and performing his own songs is a new experience for him. He credits this development to the support and encouragement he receives at the RCLAS Songwriters’ Open Mic, a group that meets every week at Renaissance Bookstore.

Poul enjoys a diverse range of musical genres so his songs reflect that diversity. He can be found performing at various open stages and campfires throughout BC.

View Poul’s video
youtube.com/watch?v=1cOGFrN8dAk
Visit his facebook page
facebook.com/poul.bech
Contact Poul
pbbech@shaw.ca

At the March 27 Gathering of Surrey Muse, Poul will present some of the songs he has developed in the last couple of years. Click below for more information about the event:
surreymuse.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/march-27-gathering

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Carol Sawyer – Surrey Muse

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Carol Sawyer is a singer and visual artist working with improvised music, photography, installation, and video. She recently exhibited her video and photographic installation Shadow Puppet at Vancouver’s Republic Gallery.

Originally trained as a singer of classical and operatic repertoire, Sawyer became interested in extended voice techniques and improvised music while completing her MFA at SFU. She has appeared in contemporary opera with Vancouver’s Proximity Lab, deconstructed early Berlin cabaret songs for Music on Main, and recorded with LA based composer and trombonist Michael Vlatkovich.

For Surrey Muse, Carol will be joined by her frequent music collaborator, bassist Clyde Reed, to present a set of semi-improvised musical settings of poems and found texts.

Clyde Reed is a founding member of the renowned Vancouver-based ensemble NOW Orchestra, which celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2015. He is also a core member of numerous highly regarded smaller ensembles including the Bruce Freedman Trio, and the Portland, Oregon-based saxophonist Rich Halley quartet.

Carol and Clyde perform regularly with pianist Lisa Miller and saxophonist Steve Bagnell in the quartet ion Zoo, with whom they have released two CDs.

Listen to excerpts from ion Zoo’s recordings here:
cdbaby.com/cd/ionzoo
cdbaby.com/cd/ionzoo2

And read reviews of their recent CD Venus Looks Good, here:
musicworks.ca/reviews/recordings/ion-zoo-venus-looks-good
exclaim.ca/Music/article/ion_zoo-venus_looks_good

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