Meet the MusicWorks Artist in Residence: Keri Latimer

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Coming up on Saturday, April 8, Leaf Rapid’s Keri Latimer will be joining us as our guest songwriter as a part of our ongoing Artist in Residence series. Get to know her a little better through this short q & a…

Keri Latimer is a musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba and one of the key members of the band Leaf Rapids and Juno award recipients Nathan. Latimer has been touring internationally for 15 years and has been recognized with numerous Canadianmusic awards. Other highlights include playing theremin with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra asa part of the New Music Festival 2016 and 2017, and creating various film scores including the Academy Award nominated film Frozen River, Guy Maddin's Only Dream Things, and most recently a feature film score for Before Anything You Say, directed by Shelagh Carter.

What’s your favourite flavour of potato chip?

What’s your favourite song right now? 
"Cargill" by King Creosote

What was the first concert you ever saw?
Northern Pikes

What’s the biggest challenge you face as a songwriter?
Riding the line between cheese and honest sentiment.

What’s the most satisfying part?
Finding that line that makes my heart sing.

Robots or dinosaurs?
Definitely robots.

Co-writing and creative collaboration is a valuable tool for any artist. It can be a great way to expand your catalogue, open your musical network, and hone your writing chops. JUNO Award-winning singer/songwriter Keri Latimer will work in 45-minute, one-on-one sessions with local songwriters to help shape or complete a song, or get general feedback and guidance on a composition. 

If you want to work on a song with Keri, please email a link to your Manitoba Music profile (updated with current music, bio, ec.) to Sessions will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.  Participants are encouraged to bring in a partially-completed piece as a starting point. This opportunity is only open to active Manitoba Music members.

MusicWorks DIY Series offers developing artists and industry, as well as veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the music business.

Register online, or to get more info, please contact:

David Landreth, Professional Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

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