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Pomerance, Erica

Websites:  https://www.facebook.com/epomera/
Origin: Montreal, Québec, 🇨🇦
Biography:

Erica Pomerance is a documentary filmmaker with extensive experience as a journalist, director, screenwriter and producer. She is also a singer-songwriter and actress. She made her debut in cinema at the National Film Board (NFB) and at Films Claude Fournier, where she directed three documentaries for Radio Canada and a short film for the Quebec Pavilion at Expo 67. She returned to documentary production within the Radio-Quebec Gaspésie-les Iles-de-la-Madeleine team, where she produced and directed the series Femmes de métier (1986). Erica works as a screenwriter, director, executive producer and translator on around fifty documentary productions and some fiction works, in collaboration with various independent production houses. She also makes the English versions of Quebec and Canadian documentaries.

Erica is the founder of Initiative Taling Dialo, a structure which organizes introductory video courses for young people aged 17-30 from French-speaking Africa and the cultural communities of Quebec. Founding member of the RIDM of Montreal, former co-president of the Canadian Independent Film Caucus Quebec (DOC), member of the board of directors of the DOC National (1988-2006); vice-president of the Institut québécois du cinéma (1992-95), member of the Arts Council, Media Arts Section (2007-14), member of the ARRQ Board of Directors (2009-15), Governor of the Vues d' Festival Africa.

Leonard Cohen was a mentor to me when I was young. I met him at a folk club, and we developed a friendship. He used to visit McGill and hold court on the lawn.
He let me into his world. We sang songs, played guitar. He was still a local poet and novelist on the verge of his first recording.
-Erica Pomerance

When I was lost and looking for direction he came to my rescue."

– Erica Pomerance

Personnel:
Erica Pomerance, Trevor Koehler, Gail Pollard, Dion Grody, Lany Brooks, Craig Justen, Billy Mitchel, Don Coopersmith, Ron Price, Richie Heissler, and Tom Moore
released January 1, 1968

Credits:
Recorded December, 1968
Cover Art: David Syversen; Back Photo: Tetsu Okuhara
Producer: Tom Willis; Sound Recording: Onno Scholtze
Back Cove Graphics: Michael Behn
Production Manager: Tom Abbs
Digitally rematered by Douglas McGregor
Design & layout by Miles Bachman & Fumi Tomita

Press Quotes:

"Pomerance shook things up, taking what she wanted, dissecting the past and reconstructing her own tightly woven original folk blast. Groovy flutes, buzzing sitar, minimalist piano, bongos, sax squawk, and tambourines create a vision-drenched psychedelic stew -- with Pomerance's voice wavering over the surface like a skipping stone." - Cary Loren (Blastitude)

"You Used To Think is one of those rarities of pure inspiration that rates up there with first platters by the MC5, Stooges, Fugs, Velvet Underground, Silver Apples, Godz, Pearls Before Swine, etc... a classic '68 underground album: a collage of fucked-up eastern ragas, jazz, and atonal folk rock, delivered in a beautiful, raspy, feverish, drug-induced howl, featuring the poetry and singular voice of Erica Pomerance. ESP produced more than its share of outsider visions and here was an album more like a situation, that peeked inside and outside the bullcrap of the music world and the various genres it endlessly pumps out." - DIMMU BORGHILD

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