Sivunittinni

Composer
Date of composition
2015
Duration
8 Minutes
Instrumentation
String quartet

Tanya Tagaq's Sivunittinni was commissioned by the Kronos Quartet as part of their Fifty For The Future initiative, a library of 50 new works for string quartet by 50 different composers. Scores, recordings and educational information on the works are all published free of charge via the Kronos Quartet's website.

Events for this work

Monday
6
September 2021

Luton Music Club

A ‘mixtape’ format intersperses movements from Christian Mason’s Tuvan Songbook with other types of ‘song’ - the translucent modernism of Ruth Crawford Seeger, the electronic and pop aesthetic of Tanya Tagaq, and Beethoven's Cavatina, the highly original 5th movement of his Op 130 quartet.

Wednesday
19
May 2021

Concert at York University

Centred around music by Christian Mason and Tanya Tagaq from their recently released album Songbooks Vol. 1, Ligeti Quartet explores the sonic possibilities of string techniques inspired by throat singing traditions from around the world. York composers, past and present, make up the rest of the programme, taking inspiration from howling dogs, and the entire history of the string quartet itself.

This is an online concert from the Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York.

Thursday
12
March 2020

Sounds like THIS Festival

To kick off their 10th anniversary year, Ligeti Quartet take a snapshot tour of music by some of the most exciting and genre-defying composers working today in the UK and around the world.

Friday
8
March 2019

Classical Sheffield

Ligeti Quartet perform a programme for International Women’s Day, featuring three pieces composed for them: Singing Strings (commissioned with the support of the RVW Trust), Mento Mood (commissioned by Cheltenham Festival) and Venus/Zohreh (commissioned by Live Music Sculpture &

Wednesday
31
October 2018

Music in the Round

The Ligeti Quartet present a gripping picture of modern classical music at The Leadmill. Two 20th century classics - Steve Reich’s Grammy award-winning Different Trains and George Crumb’s iconic Black Angels for electric string quartet - feature alongside the rock-riff influenced minimalism of John Adams; John Zorn’s explosive collage of jazz, American folk, punk, modernist and classical music; and Tanya Tagaq’s Sivunittinni - inspired by Inuit throat singing.

Wednesday
14
March 2018

Nonclassical

Take a peek behind the bookcase at The Victoria, Dalston and enjoy a night of contemporary music performed by the Ligeti Quartet and pianist/composer John Kameel Farah, featuring the European premiere of Tuggemo by Anna Meredith.

Nonclassical DJs will open and close the night.