Jeremy Dutcher

Motewolonuwok ᒣᑏᐧᐁᓓᓄᐧᐁᒃ

CD

Regular price $13.00 USD

“This album is about shining light on the hard and soft places of contemporary indigenous experience, as I’ve come to know them. There is joy, pain and so much beauty there.” – Jeremy Dutcher

“This album is about shining light on the hard and soft places of contemporary indigenous experience, as I’ve come to know them. There is joy,...

“This album is about shining light on the hard and soft places of contemporary indigenous experience, as I’ve come to know them. There is joy, pain and so much beauty there. I want to lift these stories up using every brush and colour in the pallet. In coming to know the breadth and depth of our Wolastoq song tradition, I’ve been inspired to expand my sonic offerings to their furthest extension. To this end, we’ve expanded the simple string quartets of Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa into a full orchestra of strings and brass; simple harmonies for two are taken and offered to a conspiratorial choir of queer voices; speaking directly to the newcomer, in their own tongue, so that we all may witness these stories more clearly.

Shared tongue is a beautiful gift. with a complicated reason. Some of these songs are traditional Wolastoq melodies that I’ve re-interpreted at the piano, and yet others are completely freshly composed pieces, setting the words of my heart. The album ends in words not my own, but a series of three poems, in English, by Cherokee poet Qwo-li Driskill. These words first served as the catalyst for the rest of the record. “From the heavy debris of loss, together we emerge.” The poems take a specific singular story of a two spirit kin who was taken too soon, and calls us all together to witness, celebrate and heal.

My hope is that this music can be a balm in hard times."

- Jeremy Dutcher

Product Details

Packaging
Cardboard jacket 4 panels
Label
Secret City Records
Manufacturing
Canada
UPC
680341586021

Production Credits

Producers
Owen Pallett / Devon Bate
Mixing
Pascal Shefteshy / Owen Pallett
Mastering
Jonathan Kaspy

Musicians

Jeremy Dutcher
Voice / Piano / Percussions
Nick Fraser
Drums
Bram Gielen
Bass
Thom Gill
Guitar
Lina Allemano
Trumpet
Amy Horvey
Trumpet
Johnny Spense
Organ
Blanche Israel
Cello
Susan Alcorn
Pedal Steel
Devon Bates
Synth / Septavox
Micajah Sturgess, Pietro Amato
French Horn
Megan Hodge
Trombone
Jen Stephen
Tuba
James Bailey, Meaghan Jamieson, Teiya Kasahara, Keith Lam, Jonathan MacArthur,
Lydia Persaud, Alex Samaras, Alanna Stuart, Karen Weigold, Katrina Westin
Voice
Oleg Kondratenko (FAMES Skopje Studio Orchestra)
Conductor

Composition Credits

01 Skicinuwihkuk  ᔅᑭᒋᓄᐧᐃᐦᑯᒃ
Jeremy Dutcher / Owen Pallett / Lyrics: Public Domain
02 Pomawsuwinuwok Wonakiyawolotuwok ᐯᒪᐧᓱᐧᐃᓄᐧᐁᒃ ᐧᐊᓇᑭᔭᐧᐁᓓᑐᐧᐁᒃ
Jeremy Dutcher
03 Take My Hand
Jeremy Dutcher / Basia Bulat
04 Wolasweltomultine ᐧᐁᓚᐧᓭᓪᑌᒧᓪᑎᓀ
Jeremy Dutcher
05 ‘tahcuwi Anelsultipon ‘ᑕᐦᒍᐧᐃ ᐊᓀᓪᓱᓪᑎᐦᐯᓐ
Jeremy Dutcher / Lyrics: Public Domain
06 Sakom ᓴᑫᒻ
Jeremy Dutcher / Lyrics: Public Domain
07 Ancestors Too Young
Jeremy Dutcher / Owen Pallett
08 The Land That Held Them
Jeremy Dutcher / Owen Pallett
09 There I Wander
Jeremy Dutcher / Qwi-Lo Driskill
10 Together We Emerge
Jeremy Dutcher / Qwi-Lo Driskill
11 Rise in Beauty
Jeremy Dutcher / Qwi-Lo Driskill / Owen Pallett