Link | Kamloopa – was nominated in the large-theatre category for … sound design or original composition (Cris Derksen).
Link | "…culminating in the performance of an original composition from Juno Award-nominated string player Cris Derksen”
Link | “The sole Canadian musician featured on the album is Cris Derksen, a Cree and Mennonite cellist and composer from northern Alberta. The album includes her song Home on Native Land from her second album The Collapse.”
Link | The recorded musical score by Cris Derksen (mixed Cree Nation) features Pura Fé (Tuscarora and Taino Nations), Ngahuia Murphy(Ngati Manawa, Ngati Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, Tuhoe, Ngati Kahungunu, New Zealand), Semiah Smith (Kahnyen'kehàka Nation/Mohawk Nation), and others for an international Indigenous women's emotive landscape where Lightning Woman, Mother of Mothers, and Clay Woman come to tell their story, gather strength and activate power
Link | Camerata Nova will be joined by cellist Cris Derksen, traditional drummer and singer Cory Campbell and the Winnipeg Boys' Choir.
From UBC student to globe-trotting, Juno-nominated musician.