Closing Night Concert: TANYA TAGAQ - NANOOK OF THE NORTH
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Start time: 8:00 pm
Venue: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
In a tremendous climactic finale to the ORIGINS Festival, legendary Inuk throat singer and tour-de-force vocalist TANYA TAGAQ improvises a mesmerizing soundscape for the controversial 1922 silent film NANOOK OF THE NORTH for the closing night event.
Robert J. Flaherty’s film chronicled a year in the life of an Inuit family in the harsh landscape of the Arctic Circle. Widely acknowledged as the forerunner to the modern documentary, the film drew controversy for its clichéd and sometimes fictional imagery. TANYA TAGAQ explosively reclaims this portrayal of an early 20th century Inuit community with her evocative and visceral performance. Known for her work with Björk and the Kronos Quartet, Tanya Tagaq’s music is rooted in tradition aligned with improvisatory and electronica influences.
“One of the avant-garde’s most dynamic performers” (Rolling Stone)
“One of the most astonishing performances I have ever seen.” (Financial Times *****)
Tickets £15 (£12 concs)