Jeremy Dutcher – Salon Series
Wednesday 15 January 2020
Award-winning Canadian Indigenous composer and musician Jeremy Dutcher performs a scaled back, intimate version of his live show. Experience Dutcher’s rich operatic tenor voice, and post-classical re-arrangements of rare turn-of-the-century archival recordings of First Nations songs, up close and personal.
Dutcher won Canada’s esteemed Polaris Music Prize for best album in 2018 with his debut Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa. The soaring, emotive collection showcases Dutcher’s re-arrangements of rare turn-of-the-century archival recordings, revivifying the recorded voices of his ancestors.
A Wolastoqiyik member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Dutcher studied music and anthropology at Dalhousie University.
Singing in Wolastoqey language spoken by his mother and grandmother, Dutcher’s sonorous tenor recalls Zach ‘Beirut’ Condon, while his re-arrangements veer from Western classical and neo-operatic to jazz and trip hop, woven together with powerful samples of the original field recordings.