matralab explore : Jeremy Dutcher
matralab EV 4.520
November 02, 2016
Jeremy Dutcher is a Toronto based composer and vocal artist. His music merges the worlds of traditional Wolastoq chant and classical chamber music. His latest project, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Our Maliseet Songs), is a project that is part research, part composition and performative. It reimagines anthropological wax cylinder recordings taken amongst the Wolastoq people in 1907.
What is pan-indigeneity? How does it manifest in contemporary Wolastoq music making? What led to loss of song and language loss among the Wolastoq? What means do we have to revitalize it? What does it mean for contemporary indigenous artists to engage with archives? What is repatriation? Are artists able to become (re)interpreters when archives are concerned? Do composers and researchers have the same license?