Symphony of sounds at Open Door Hall

Doug Koyama and Aaron Goodwin and THe MoVie perform live in Maple Ridge.

Aaron Goodwin and Doug Koyama

Aaron Goodwin and Doug Koyama

The Variété D’Arts Society along with artist Kat Wahamaa will be presenting the original sounds of Doug Koyama and Aaron Goodwin and THe MoVie.

Koyama improvises A Capella while using a digital looper to produce a symphony of sound.

“Improvised A Capella is the art of getting out of the way of the music that naturally wants to come from you. All you need to remember is take a breath, make a sound, keep going,” says Koyama on his website.

Koyama will also be offering a Sound Healing Workshop on May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the CEED Centre, 11739-223rd Street, Maple Ridge.

Goodwin will be performing acoustic guitar along with the slide harmonica. He learned to play music on the street, recording his first album called Draw a Line in 2004.

He takes a traditional blue-grass approach to his music.

In 2006 Goodwin recorded a live album for spoken word poet Shane Koyczan called The Crickets Have Arthritis which he also performed on.  He has also played with Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long  and he recorded Pretty Decent Cape in my Closet with a guest appearance from Dan Mangan.

Goodwin added accordion, mandolin, banjo and dulcimer to his repertoire and released the albums One of Them in 2011, Gin Rummy in 2013 and Russian Fairytales in 2014. His latest album was released this past April called Nine Lives.

THe MoVie is a conceptual group created for this tour featuring the three of artists making songs with a combination of instruments and musical styles.

Maple Ridge recording duo Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees will be hosting the evening.

The concert takes place May 12 at Open Door Hall, 11391 Dartford Street, Maple Ridge.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at or cash only at Bean Around Books and Tea at 22626 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge.

For more information call 604-355-7598 or email