Jeremy Dutcher is a Canadian tenor and composer of Wolastoq hertiage. He has done an amazing service in preserving the cultural heritage of his people, and the interpretations of this music remind one, as is described on his Bandcamp page, as having the same feeling of Antony and the Johnsons as well as the works of Rufus Wainwright’s more operatic moments. I look forward to Jeremy digging deeper into his roots.
I grew up around a piano. I dated an Italian pianist (ugh). My priests all played piano. I damn near lost interest in the instrument until I stumbled onto the work of Lubomyr Melnyk a few years ago. The piano has been beautifully redeemed thanks to the sheer beauty, intricacy and power of his work.
Lubomyr Melnik has been featured on these pages previously. Expect to see a lot more of his work as the years roll by.
I can’t say I follow much IDM anymore (or EDM, Breakcore, or whatever the name the genre passes itself off as this week), but I’m really enjoying Venetian Snares tearing up the computer speakers right now.