Tanya Tagaq is a Canadian Inuk throat singer from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Through guttural groans, colossal breathing, and deeply spiritualistic performances, she translates ancient vocal traditions into a postmodern language. She approaches politics as directly as she does sound, understanding art as a weapon with which to fight for women’s and indigenous rights. Lisa Blanning discussions the artist's work, activism and experiences in this one-on-one discussion.
Tanya Tagaq is a Canadian Inuk throat singer from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Through guttural groans, colossal breathing and deeply spiritualistic performances that reference industrial, metal and electronica, she translates ancient traditions of Inuit throat singing into sexy, postmodern expressions. Tagaq’s powerful artistry portrays a violent world in crisis and on the brink of destruction.
Lisa Blanning is an American writer and editor on music, art and culture. She is a former editor at The Wire Magazine in London and Electronic Beats in Berlin—the city she currently operates out of. She is especially engaged in movements in contemporary electronic music and digital art and culture.
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