I was honoured this past August to be invited home by the youth council of Lac Seul First Nation to help out at their annual youth conference, hold music workshops, and share my music. I had the opportunity to connect with David Hodges of N’we Jinan while we were both in Frenchman’s Head and write and record string arrangements for Echo My Soul and have a cameo in the music video. I’m proud to support the talents of amazing youth (and cousins!) in my family’s community.
SONG CREDITS: Jenelle Manitowabi, Tayler Drew Bottle, Cassie Capay, Chelsea Bunting, Melody McKiver.
Song mixed and produced by David Hodges, Joey Langlois & Melody McKiver.
The Big Lemming from Mosha Folger on Vimeo.
I had the great pleasure of working with Inuk filmmaker Mosha Folger on the score of his latest stop-motion film, based on the print “Avingaluk (The Big Lemming)” by his grandfather Pudlo Pudlat. I wrote and recorded the first draft of this score while in residency at Debajehmujig during April 2014. I re-recorded the final score at Knox United Church in Edwards, Ontario in August 2014. The film premiered this past fall at imagineNATIVE in Toronto.
The score was written for viola in four parts, and was written, recorded, and performed by myself.
It was my great pleasure to attend the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival this year. I wrote up a recap for my neechies over at RPM.fm with a focus on the music. Artists featured during the festival included my good friend Nick Sherman, who is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter to watch.
Check out the recap here.