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Tanya Tagaq accompanies the silent film Nanook of the North (1922)
A Grand Theatre Presents performance.
Polaris Prize Winner and innovative vocalist Tanya Tagaq can capture the most ethereal moments of desire, or find the deepest, huskiest, beating pulse, with her voice and breath. She can create a soundscape from inhalation and exhalation, summon a powerful emotion from the smallest movement of lips, throat, lungs.
Her intense, evocative vocalizations, based on Inuit throat singing traditions, help reclaim the controversial 1922 film Nanook of the North. Tagaq, along with percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot perform a live accompaniment to the films silent images of life in an early 20th-century Inuit community in Northern Quebec.
Working with composer Derek Charke (whose "Tundra Songs" Tagaq performed with the Kronos Quartet), Tagaq employs exquisite improvisations with traditional roots, a style she has perfected over a decade of performances on major stages worldwide, as well as with collaborations with everyone from Bjrk (Tagaq joined her on the Medlla tour) to Mike Patton (who contributed to Tagaqs 2009 Juno-nominated album Auk/Blood).
"...Magnificent, unique, overwhelming life force." - Roots Magazine
Performance Sponsor: TD Canada Trust
Performing at the Grand Theatre, in the Regina Rosen Auditorium
Depending on your seat location,
Tickets range from $39.50 to $19.50 plus HST and handling fee