Tanya Tagaq – Contemporary Vocalist
Christine Duncan – Improv leader
Dinuk Wijeratne First Winter
Christos Hatzis Thunder Drum
Tanya Tagaq/ Christine Duncan Qiksaaktuq
Orchestrated by Christopher Mayo
Tanya Tagaq Improvisations
The OSO is joined by Inuk artist and throat singer, Tanya Tagaq. Recent winner of the coveted Polaris Prize, Tagaq has been described as one of the most unique performers on the planet. She is an accomplished throat singer who transforms this traditional art form into contemporary expression. Qiksaaktuq, (Grief) is an expression of the five stages of grief written and performed in tribute to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. This performance will be visceral, raw and unforgettable.
Concert proudly sponsored by Judy & Graham Burns
“Tagaq projects sounds that carry the imprint of the body’s secret contours and recesses, delving far beyond personal utterance, out beyond human identity, to summon voices from the flesh cavity haunts of animal spirits and primal energies.” – The Wire (UK)
More information: https://okanagansymphony.com/
Heather Walker is a professional horn player and a core member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Vancouver Island Symphony. When not performing music professionally, Heather teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries. Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness. Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently. Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities. Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or firstname.lastname@example.org.