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Breath, Blood, Throat, Voice: Tanya Tagaq and the Politics of Song

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This is an audio capture of a collaborative presentation by Bronwyn Malloy and me—both affiliated with the University of British Columbia—on the music of Tanya Tagaq (along with that of Jesse Zubot, Jean Martin and Christine Duncan). The talk, called “Breath, Blood, Throat, Voice: Tanya Tagaq and the Politics of Song,” took place on Friday, 24 March 2017 at the University of British Columbia. In keeping with our subject matter—Tagaq’s recent music, especially from the album Retribution, and live performances—we tried to design our own presentation as a co-creative duo, moving back and forth between voices and approaches. Our intention is to revise and expand this material into a collaborative scholarly-critical essay. We’re focusing in on the collisions of indigeneity and alterity/plurality/community through the co-creative practice(s) of improvised musicking.


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