Recent Commissions include:
Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto- 4 part fashion film, 35 minutes. Awasowin -warming by the fire- 20 + minute chamber piece with electro and theatre elements including audience participation commissioned by Blueridge Festival. Napi and the Rocks -A Symphonic story commissioned by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Maada’ookii Songlines- a Mass Choral piece for 250 singers Commissioned by Luminato Festival. Ikumagiialit- performance art piece commissioned by the National Art Gallery of Canada. Kiinalik: these sharp tools-DORA Award for Best Sound Design for Theatre
As a performer Derksen performs Nationally and Internationally solo and with some of Canada’s Finest Including; Tanya Tagaq, Buffy Sainte Marie, Naomi Klein, and Leanne Simpson to name a few.