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Now Available, The Barzin Podcast!

Barzin 3Norman B’s exclusive interview with talented Canadian singer-songwriter-poet, Barzin, is now available for download. Slated as a name to watch, the Toronto based artist just released his album, To Live Alone in That Long Summer, receiving complementary reviews in The New York Times and Rolling Stone, among others. In the hour-long Podcast you’ll hear selections from Barzin’s new album plus an interview with British film-maker and photographer Jason Yeomans, who masterfully interpreted the album’s first single,  All the While. The evocative video features rising actress Sarine Sofair, who can be seen in Season 4 of the HBO series Game of Thrones. Noted Toronto poet and book-maker, Erin Robinsong also joined the show to read one of Barzin’s poems from his limited edition book, Something I Have Not Done Is Following Me.

Barzin. The Life Elsewhere Interview

Barzin 2Next on Life Elsewhere an exclusive interview with Canadian singer-songwriter-poet, Barzin and selections from his just released new album,  To Live Alone in That Long Summer. The music critics from Rolling Stone to The New York Times are already waxing lyrical about this beautiful collection of poetry set to music. Norman B will talk with Barzin about the making of the new album and his limited edition book of poetry, Something I Have Not Done Is Following Me. Also joining the conversation, Erin Robinsong, noted Canadian poet, who hand-printed Barzin’s book of poems. Plus British film-maker and photographer Jason Yeomans, who shot the video for Barzin’s single All The While, will explain how he went about visually interpreting Barzin’s words.

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Exclusive Interview.

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Canadian singer-songwriter-poet Barzin first came to our attention with the plaintive Just More Drugs from his 2006 album My Life in Rooms. Then in 2009, he released Notes To An Absent Lover with the beautiful melancholy Soft Summer Girls. By then Barzin had us hooked.  Was Barzin writing self-revealing lyrics? Did he intend to make his studied yet economic instrumental arrangements add an almost fragile aura that makes listening to his music both compelling and heartbreaking? To find out we invited Barzin onto the Life Elsewhere radio show for one of our early interviews in 2013.

Now after three years in the making, Barzin is releasing his latest album, To Live Alone In That Long Summer. To say this collection of songs is exquisitely beautiful would not do justice to a truly magnificent work. In the next edition of Life Elsewhere we invite Barzin back onto the program to talk about his latest album and his limited edition book of poetry, Something I Have Not Done Is Following MeBarzin was ably assisted in producing his hand-assembled book by noted Canadian poet and book-maker Erin Robinsong. We invited Erin to join the conversation, talk about poetry and read one of Barzin‘s poems.

Barzin video clipAll The While, the first track on Barzin‘s new album has been interpreted by British film-maker and photographer Jason Yeomans. This superbly crafted movie, beautifully showcases the collaboration between two creative talents. The movie features Sarine Sofair a British film and theatre actor to watch out for. Sarine can be seen in season 4 of the HBO series Game Of Thrones, in which she plays Lhara. London-based Yeomans will talk to Norman B about movie-making, music videos and how he went about realizing Barzin‘s work.