February 23 2015
PAVED Arts in collaboration with the Sounds Like Audio Art Festival is proud to support and promote this special new media presentation and performance by the Polaris Prize winning Inuk singer Tanya Tagaq
In 1922, filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty paved the way for the modern documentary with his contentious but momentous chronicle of a year in the life of Inuit Nanook and his family near the Arctic Circle, Nanook of the North. Now innovative throat singer Tanya Tagaq, known for her work with Bjork and the Kronos Quintet, draws upon her family’s history in far northern Quebec and her own Nunavut childhood to reclaim Flaherty’s masterpiece. With music composed by Derek Charke, Tagaq unites with two equally celebrated musicians – violinist Jesse Zubot and percussionist Jean Martin – to reactualize the film’s silent images with emotive soundscapes.
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check out a video on the Nanook of The North Show