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TANYA TAGAQ

For those unable to experience experimental Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq’s sonic contribution to National Maritime Museum’s “Polar Worlds” exhibit in situ in London, UK, Tagaq announces the work will be released as a digital EP titled Toothsayer via Six Shooter Records. Toothsayer, a 5-track companion soundtrack to the circumpolar exhibit, is a conceptual collection that expands Tagaq’s prestigious compositional body of work with ambient electronic and piano-driven textures, and features Tagaq in concert with long-time percussionist Jean Martin and UK experimental electronic artist Ash Koosha. Tagaq is an improvisational singer, avant-garde composer and bestselling novelist. A member of the Order of Canada, Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award winner, Giller Prize Long Listed and bestselling author and recipient of multiple honourary doctorates, Tagaq is one of the country’s most original and celebrated artists. Her improvisational approach lends itself to collaboration across genres and forms. Her work includes numerous guest vocal appearances (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Weaves, A Tribe Called Red, Fucked Up), original avant-garde classical compositions (Kronos Quartet, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra), commissions and more. In its many forms, from novel Split Tooth to most recent full-length album Retribution, Tanya Tagaq’s art challenges static ideas of genre and culture, and contends with themes of environmentalism, human rights and post-colonial issues.

“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)

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VIDEOS
Ajaaja
Sulfur
Retribution
Centre
AORTA
UJA
Album Trailer
Polaris Performance


MANAGEMENT
Helen Britton
helen[at]sixshooterrecords.com

Shauna de Cartier
shauna[at]sixshooterrecords.com

BOOKING
Canada & Europe – Helen Britton
helen[at]sixshooterrecords.com

Quebec – Patrick Naud
patrick[at]bonsound.com

USA – Sue Bernstein
sue[at]bernsarts.com

PUBLICITY
North America – Emily Smart
emilysmart[at]sixshooterrecords.com

DISCOGRAPHY

Toothsayer (2019)

Split Tooth Vinyl (2018)

Split Tooth Book (2018)

Retribution (2016)

Animism (2014)

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