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Stateside @ the Paramount - TANYA TAGAQ WITH NANOOK OF THE NORTH

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015


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Tanya Tagaq, a Polaris Music Prize winner and three-time Juno Award nominee, reclaims the controversial 1922 silent film Nanook of the North.

Nanook of the North is considered the world’s first major work of non-fiction filmmaking, yet it is rife with contradictions. The film portrays the lives of an Inuk family in Arctic Canada. Its director, Robert Flaherty, lived and worked with Inuit for years, but still included staged scenes of buffoonery and feigned Inuit ignorance of modern accoutrements.

Working with composer Derek Charke (whose “Tundra Songs” Tagaq performed with the Kronos Quartet), Tagaq, along with percussionist Jean Martin and violinist Jesse Zubot, performs a live accompaniment to the film’s silent images of life in an early 20th-century Inuit community in Northern Quebec.

Drawing on her childhood on Nunavut’s Victoria Island, and on her mother’s memories of forced relocation from the film’s Northern Quebec location, Tagaq’s sense of the sound of the Arctic spaces shown in the film transforms the images, adding tremendous feeling and depth to what is a complex mix of beautiful representations and racially charged clichés.

Tagaq employs exquisite improvisations with traditional roots, a style she has perfected over a decade of performances on major stages worldwide, as well as through collaborations with Björk, Mike Patton and many others.

Tanya Tagaq in concert with Nanook of the North was commissioned by the Toronto International Film Festival.
PerksYou will be able to sit in and watch the 9pm performance once all patrons have been seated.
4 Positions Filled | 3 Impacts | 5 Hours

Location: Stateside @ The Paramount, 719 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Shifts (2)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
Start: Thu, Apr 02, 6:30PM
End: Thu, Apr 02, 8:30PM
Start: Thu, Apr 02, 7:00PM
End: Thu, Apr 02, 8:30PM
Assisting the Box Office Manager. Duties include registering and seating patrons, scanning passes for entry, assisting with door list, and general front of house duties. Please wear your Fusebox T-Shirt and when you arrive find the box office manager Katie Goan, 646,267,9404.3/3Over