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Jeremy Dutcher at Alumni Hall - Musical Performance

Thursday, January 19, 2023
7:30 pm
Alumni Hall (AH)
Professional photo of Jeremy Dutcher from his right side, looking upwards with his eyes closed.

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) is pleased to present a special musical performance featuring Juno Award-winner Jeremy Dutcher at Alumni Hall.

Thursday, January 19, 2023
7:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall
Western University

Tickets to attend the show are free, but registration is required. The show is open to the general public.

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Free parking for campus guests will be available in the South Valley and Alumni-Thompson lots for the duration of the event. Visit Western's Parking Services for a map.

Artist Bio: Performer, composer, activist, musicologist - these roles are all infused into Jeremy Dutcher's art. His music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance.

A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Jeremy first did music studies in Halifax before working in the archives at the Canadian Museum of History, painstakingly transcribing Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders. Jeremy heard ancestral voices singing forgotten songs and stories that had been taken from the Wolastoqiyik generations ago. As he listened to each recording, he felt his own musical impulses stirring from deep within. Long days at the archives turned into long nights at the piano, feeling out melodies and phrases, deep in dialogue with the voices of his ancestors. These "collaborative" compositions, collected together on his debut LP are like nothing you've ever heard. Delicate, sublime vocal melodies ring out atop piano lines that cascade through a vibrant range of emotions. The anguish and joy of the past erupt fervently into the present through Jeremy's bold approach to composition and raw, affective performances enhanced by his outstanding tenor techniques.

This event is supported by Western University, the Creative Arts and Production program (CAP), and the Norman and Margaret Jewison Foundation.

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