NEW DIMENSIONS: TANYA TAGAQ’S “IN ME” AND “TONGUES” REIMAGINED

 

Tanya Tagaq’s “In Me” and “Tongues” from her album Tongues have been reimagined in her first remix collection, Tongues North Star Remixes, out July 22. Paola Prestini’s “In Me,” is a sinuous piece, the result of a long and careful process, and is the two composers’ explicit statement against cultural appropriation in classical and experimental music. Daedelus’ take on “Tongues” is a jittery braindance that channels the original’s fury in a hypnotic, Newton’s Cradle exchange. With avant, classical, electronic and experimental selections, the album expands Tagaq’s fearsome and futuristic musical universe into new dimensions.