Internationally renowned contemporary Inuit throat singer
Internationally renowned contemporary Inuit artist Tanya Tagaq is possibly the world’s most well-known Inuit throat singer. She and her frequent collaborator Michael Red joined creative forces for an evening of innovative, inspired musical performance, as part of Cape Farewell’s Carbon 14: Climate is Culture festival in Toronto.
Both ancient and modern, Tanya Tagaq’s performances with long-time collaborator Michael Red fuse her highly personalized throat singing style with Red’s electronic sound art. When the two perform, Tagaq’s powerful, fervent vocals enmesh with layered rhythms and melodies built from Red’s collection of natural Arctic sonic elements (wind, ice, birds, etc.). The collaboration yields a fascinating, highly improvised mix of digital effects, dance and dub-inspired beats and bass, and shape shifting soundscapes, all created from recordings collected from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (Tanya’s home.)