Shivering Songs

Jeremy Dutcher

Performer, composer, activist, musicologist – these roles all infused Jeremy Dutcher’s art and way of life. A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Jeremy travelled to the Canadian Museum of History after his music studies in Halifax to continue his study of Wolastoq music. While at the Museum, Jeremy encountered archival material that was taken among the Wolastoqiyik over a century ago. He brings these voices forward in hopes that we may all draw on their knowledge. With every successive performance, Dutcher moves his audience with the power of his voice and the depth of his artistry. Trained as a tenor, he alternates between power opera, electronica rhythms and traditional Wolastoq melodies directly descended from his ancestors, mixing them with old sonic samples from here or there.

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