2014 Polaris Short List nominee Tanya Tagaq announces performances across Canada this fall, including a rare and intimate club show in Toronto at The Rivoli. Tickets are now on sale for most of the shows listed below.
Animism, released in May 2014 on Six Shooter Records to emphatic critical praise, is an album that expresses and reflects a balance between “having more to say” and “being calmer in saying it.” In a newly released interview, Tagaq describes herself as angrier, but also more contemplative and cognizant of the necessity of speaking up and out.
Tanya’s electronic-archaic music and writhing, intensely physical performances elicit everything from fear to euphoria in audiences. Tagaq finds inspiration in experience, memory and outrage, and while Animism invokes a deep unrest, it also conjures an even deeper sense of connection with the world.
See the full interview in a new EPK here:
VANCOUVER, BC: The Chan Centre, Oct 17 & 18 w/ Severn Cullis-Suzuki
HAIDA GWAII, BC: The Bay Centre, Oct 19
WINNIPEG, MB: Burton Cummings Theatre – Blue Dot Tour, Oct 24 w/ David Suzuki and others
HALIFAX, NS: St. Matthew’s Church – Halifax Pop Explosion, Oct 25
TORONTO, ON: The Rivoli, Nov 6, 9pm* ~ tickets
OTTAWA, ON: NAC, Nov 7, 7.30pm* ~ tickets
MONTREAL, PQ: Phi Theatre, Nov 8*
PLATTSBURGH, NY: SUNY, Nov 10
HAMILTON, ON: Nov 12*
LONDON, ON: Aeolian Hall, Nov 13, 7.30pm* ~ tickets
* w/ Doomsquad