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Roarke Menzies

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Vancouver-born, New York City-based artist and musician Roarke Menzies incorporates his voice, mouth and body with audio tools and toys to craft deeply human electronic music (or deeply electronic human music).
Menzies spent his high school and middle school years thoroughly devoted to choir and solo singing. Meanwhile, a strong interest in sample-based music and rap production fueled a self-taught approach to Pro Tools and other audio production softwares. After relocating to the east coast and spending a brief stint at the City College of New York's Sonic Arts Program, Menzies became immersed in the bubbling DIY arts scene of mid-2000's Brooklyn. During this time, he began experimenting with processing his vocals through various guitar pedals and loop stations; recording and rerecording his voice on microcassette dictaphones; and stretching, distorting and layering it on the computer.
From these early experiments, Menzies developed his unique approach as a composer during myriad collaborations with choreographers, writers, theatre artists, game developers, and filmmakers, culminating in his debut solo release: 2015's Shapes. Since then, Menzies has performed internationally at the Material Art Fair in Mexico City, the Spring Break Art Show in New York City, the Untitled Art Fair in Miami, VOLUME in Los Angeles, Quiet City in Vancouver, CHANNEL in Toronto, and many other venues. Menzies has released four solo albums to date on his own Coup de Glotte label.

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