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
Join the UK-based Ligeti Quartet for their first concert in Canada! In a programme based on mimicry, imitation and play, hear works by Canadian composers Nicole Lizée, Tanya Tagaq, and Cassandra Miller, alongside Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, the fearful megalith of string quartet repertoire which Stravinsky described as "forever contemporary". The quartet imitate the sounds of Canadian nature, use whistling and gravity tubes, their voices, stomps, and of course keep stretching the limits of their instruments...
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.