Jesse Zubot - Composer
Jesse Zubot is one of those unique composers whose practice spans multiple genres and transcends contextualization into an idiom. Known mainly as a violinist, he is also a multi-instrumentalist and tends to incorporate electronic manipulation and studio gadgetry within his work. Zubot is a 3-time Juno Award and multiple WCMA award winning musician. He currently tours and records with acclaimed Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq and produced both her Polaris Music Prize winning album 'Animism' and her current critically acclaimed and Polaris Music Prize nominated album ‘Retribution’. Artists Zubot has worked with in the more contemporary popular vein include Dan Mangan, Destroyer, Fond of Tigers, Mira Calix, Hawksley Workman, Veda Hille, Sandro Perri, Frog Eyes, Stars and Mother Mother. Artists Zubot has worked with in the more improvisational and new music vein include Steve Reich, Francois Houle, Peggy Lee, Evan Parker, Eugene Chadbourne, Mats Gustafsson, Fred Frith, Eyvind Kang, Henry Kaiser and Nels Cline. Zubot runs the critically acclaimed creative music record label Drip Audio and has composed for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia. Recently, he has ventured into the world of film scoring having worked with Academy Award nominated director Kim Nguyen for his movie Two Lovers and a Bear, acclaimed Canadian documentarian Nettie Wild on her film Koneline: Our Land Beautiful and with Dan Mangan on the score for Peter Chelsom’s Hector and the Search for Happiness starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette and Christopher Plummer. Jesse Zubot is a two time Canadian Screen Awards nominee in the ‘Achievement in Music: Original Score’ Film Category.