Tundra Songs

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Tundra Songs (1,538.46 kb)
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22 Inuit Thoat Song Games: Dogs (1,002.14 kb)
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Type de média : CD
Date de Parution : 2015
Étiquette du disque : Centrediscs / Centredisques


"Tundra Songs is about the Canadian Arctic, singularly and resolutely. This music is the inviting warmth and the invigorating cold. It is notes, and it is stories, and it is life. And it is wonderful."
- Matthew Parsons, CBC Music Staff Pick of the Week


“It’s really one of the major, spectacular pieces that has ever been written for Kronos, I would say—and I think it’s a breakthrough piece for Derek Charke, too.” – David Harrington, Kronos Quartet.

Always at the forefront, seeking the new and pushing the boundaries of the traditional string quartet to its limits, it is no surprise the Kronos Quartet sought out Inuit throat singer Tanya
Tagaq for another extraordinary collaboration with JUNO Award-winning composer Derek Charke. Harrington describes throat singers as sounding as though they have a “string in their body.” Tagaq’s guttural, highly intimate, primal sounds date back to her ancestors. She has turned these sounds into an art form that has kept audiences all over the world enthralled.

For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 50 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world’s most intriguing and accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning more than 850 works and arrangements for string quartet. In 2011, Kronos became the only recipients of both the Polar Music Prize and the Avery Fisher Prize, two of the most prestigious awards given to musicians. The group’s numerous awards also include a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and “Musicians of the Year” (2003) from Musical America. KRONOSQUARTET.ORG

JUNO & ECMA Award-winning composer and flutist Derek Charke has been commissioned by world-renowned artists including the Kronos Quartet, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq. His music has been heard in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, Roy Thomson Hall and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Derek is a professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where he teaches composition and theory. He is the president of the Acadia New Music Society which runs the annual Shattering the Silence New Music Festival, and he continues to perform regularly as a new music performer and improvisor on the flute.

Tanya Tagaq’s music isn’t like anything you’ve heard before. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression may be rooted in Inuit throat singing but her music has as much to do with electronica, industrial and metal influences as it does with traditional culture. This Inuk punk is known for delivering fearsome, elemental performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing and alive. Her shows draw incredulous response from worldwide audiences, and Tagaq’s tours tend to jump back and forth over the map of the world. From a Mexican EDM festival to Carnegie Hall, her music and performances transcend language. Tagaq makes musical friends and collaborators with an array of like-minded talents: opera singers, avant-garde violin composers, experimental DJs, all cutting edge and challenging. Tanya’s albums make for complex listening, but her string of Juno nominations attests to her ability to make difficult music speak a universal tongue.

Track List:

1. 22 Inuit Throat Song Games: Lullaby 1:15

2. 22 Inuit Throat Song Games 0:47

3. Cercle du Nord III 13:24

4. 22 Inuit Throat Song Games: Song of a name (for a boy) 1:16

5. 22 Inuit Throat Song Games: Dogs 1:46

6. Tundra Songs 29:38

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