• Always at the forefront, seeking the new and pushing to
it's limits the boundaries of the traditional string quartet,
it is no surprise the Kronos Quartet sought out Inuit throat
singer Tanya Tagaq for another collaboration with Canadian
composer Derek Charke.
• Tagaq's guttural, highly intimate, primal sounds date back to
• She has turned these sounds into an art form that has
enthralled audiences the world over.
• Pursuing a singular artistic vision for more than 40 years,
the Kronos Quartet has become one of the most celebrated
and influential groups of our time.
• JUNO & ECMA Award winning composer and flutist Derek
Charke is a full professor at Acadia University in Wolfville,
• The president of the Acadia New Music Society which runs
the annual Shattering the Silence New Music Festival,
Mr. Clarke continues to perform regularly as a new music
performer and flute improviser.
• "It's one of the major, spectacular pieces that has ever been
written for Kronos." - David Harrington, Kronos Quartet.