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Treated like a Thanksgiving Turkey

UPDATE November 7th, 2021: So… this happened. After a plethora of issues that came forth this year, including mistreatment of their staff, disorganization, scandal, and delayed, missing, or withheld payments to contributors on the platform, Materia’s record label posted this:

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that this decision to remove ALL community albums from existence affects us greatly

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Extra Scoops Podcast

Screen Shot 2020-01-21 at 10.10.34 AMThere is a new podcast for kids called “Extra Scoops”. Check out episode “Guitars, Video Games, and Headphones at School” , which aired on November 26th!  Bwak Choir founder, Bonnie Bogovich, was interviewed about about the fun of singing as a chicken in our ensemble, and about her background in designing sound effects for video games.  They also played a clip from our arrangement “Death Eggs Over Easy” from MOBIUS: Sonic the Hedgehog Remixed.  “Extra Scoops is a current-events based podcast for grade schoolers who want to learn about interesting people, places, and ideas.”

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EPOCH and “Determined to Bwak”

epoch - coverHorrayyyy! EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger is now available for purchase, and that includes our newest track, “Determined to Bwak” based on the original music track “Determination” from the game Chrono Trigger:) Arranged by Bonnie Bogovich and Liz Rishel, and mixed by Nathaniel Chambers. Take a listen to our track on Bandcamp now!  the full album (and our track by itself) are now available on many audio platforms. Visit the Materia Collective website album page for credits and listening/download details!.

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MAGfest 2019 – “Engaging Fandoms”

MAGESpanelAd2Bwak Choir founder Bonnie Bogovich and music video performers Liz Rishel and Marjorie Rishel presenting at Super MAGfest 2019! Check out “Engaging Fandoms: Creating Stories for an Established Audience” this Friday, 10am in Mages 1!  “…We tackle sticky topics including how to work with established characters, how to hold your audience’s attention, setting a tone, and listening to feedback. Fun insights for all kinds of creators and fans alike.”

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Enchanted Bwaquet

Screen Shot 2018-01-02 at 10.28.34 PMCraving some spooky tunes for your Halloween weekend? Listen to this sneak peak of our arrangement “Enchanted Bwakquet” for the new Materia Collective project “Resurrection of the Night”, a special tribute to #Castlevania!!!

Materia Collective album info page
Bandcamp – Full album “Resurrection of the Night”
Bandcamp – Our track, “Enchanted Bwakquet” based on “Enchanted Banquet”
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2 Years of Materia and Bwak

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Happy Anniversary to The Materia Collective and The Bwak Choir! It has been two years since Bonnie Bogovich formed our feathery ensemble, The Bwak Choir, which also means two years since the premiere of our first track (and music video) “Waltz de Chocobo” on Materia Collective’s first project, #ffvii Remix!
So many magical chicken tracks have been created and released with Materia since our hatching two years ago, from Final Fantasy to Sonic the Hedgehog… Bwak:)
Please celebrate with us and save 20% on all Materia Collective albums on Bandcamp this week with discount code MATERIAWEEK! #gameaudio

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