#3700: Arctic Music

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Hear arresting new music for the singular singer Tanya Tagaq and Kronos Quartet by JUNO award-winning Canadian composer Derek Charke on this New Sounds. The epic five movement work has folded the powerful tale of "Sedna", the Inuit goddess who created all living beings, into its delicate center and surrounded it by cracking ice sheets, howling dogs, raven shrieks, and grunting seals; all recorded by Charke on a polar exploration by dog sled, out of the Nunavut capital of Iqaluit on Baffin Island. (Read More.)

Also, hear Arctic ritual music that draws on Inuit throat-singing from Polaris Prize-winning Tanya Tagaq’s record, “Animism.” Then, listen to more wolves on "The Carpathians" by Iceland-based Ben Frost, from his menacing record, “By the Throat.” Plus, “Inngerutit” for clarinet and electronics by Paola Prestini, and music by John Luther Adams.

PROGRAM #3700– Arctic Sounds (First aired on 02/24/2015)            

ARTIST: Ben Frost
WORK: Leo Needs A New Pair Of Shoes, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: By the Throat
SOURCE: Bedroom Community HVALUR6 
INFO:  bedroomcommunity.net

ARTIST: Tanya Tagaq
WORK: Howl [3:10]
RECORDING: Animism
SOURCE: Six Shooter Records
INFO: store.sixshooterrecords.com

ARTIST: Ben Frost
WORK: The Carpathians [2:57]
RECORDING: By the Throat
SOURCE: Bedroom Community HVALUR6 
INFO:  bedroomcommunity.net

ARTIST: Tanya Tagaq
WORK: Uja [2:49]
RECORDING: Animism
SOURCE: Six Shooter Records
INFO: store.sixshooterrecords.com

ARTIST: Siama Matuzungidi
WORK: Oyayeyo [0:25]
RECORDING: Rivers
SOURCE/INFO:siamamusic.com

ARTIST: Kronos Quartet & Tanya Tagaq
WORK: Derek Charke: Tundra Songs [29:38]
RECORDING: Tundra Songs- Music of Derek Charke
SOURCE: Centrediscs CMCCD 21015
INFO:  musiccentre.ca 

ARTIST: John Luther Adams
WORK: The Place Where You Go to Listen excerpt [7:22]
RECORDING: Earth and the Great Weather
SOURCE: New World Records #80459
INFO: newworldrecords.org

ARTIST: Paola Prestini with Richard Mannoia, clarinets
WORK: Inngerutit [5:18]
RECORDING: Body Maps
SOURCE: VisionIntoArt / Tzadik 8060
INFO: tzadik.com