Jackie Brutsche

Episode 8 • Season 3 - Musicians in Conversation

In this episode Natalia speaks with Jackie Brutsche (aka Jack Torera) who is a musician, filmmaker, visual artist and performer.  Her band The Jackets also provide the music for this season’s podcast!  We discuss the loss of her mother during childhood and how that inspired the personal documentary film, ‘Las Toreras’, the importance of creativity in her life and her experiences as a fully independent artist.

Trigger Warning: Brief mentions of mental illness and suicide.

About Jackie Brutsche

Swiss-Spanish artist Jackie Brutsche (aka Jack Torera) grew up in Zurich and now lives in Bern. She works cross-disciplinarily as a filmmaker, artist, designer, performer and musician. In 2001 she graduated from the Zurich University of the Arts with a degree in fashion design in 2001 and in film directing in 2006. She produces her own films, theatre pieces, art and music projects in which she deals with the topic of happiness in life in the broadest sense and in various forms. As a singer, guitarist and songwriter, she has been playing in multiple bands releasing recordings and music videos.

She is currently working on her documentary film about her mother with the working title “Las Toreras” (RECYCLED TV, RECK Filmproduktion Zurich).

TRACK 1 “Dreamer” Composer/Lyrics by Jackie Brutsche, CH-613-19-11201
TRACK 2 “Pie In The Sky”, Composer/Lyrics by Jackie Brutsche, CH-654-22-80501

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