Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tanya Tagaq and the Kronos Quartet

Three days in Whitehorse ,Yukon . No musical score. Colours of sound. A relationship to the Arctic.

Listen to how Tanya explains her environment to fellow musicians. How many of us can relate so intimately to the sounds in our environment ? The musical artists of The Kronos Quartet did a magnificent job using their strings to imitate the sounds and feelings of Tanya's instrument- her throat and her world .


  1. Very interesting to learn about a kind of music that isn't heard by many other places in the world.

  2. The Mongolian throat singing is similar but lower in sounds. However the similarity of the music certainly is a living link which supports the land bridge theory for Inuit/Eskimo peoples for sure.