Tanya Tagaq

Sivunittinni has been performed in Montréal and Toronto…

Sivunittinni, or ‘the future ones,’ comes from a part of a poem I wrote for my album, and is the perfect title for this piece. My hope is to bring a little bit of the land to future musicians through this piece. There’s a disconnect in the human condition, a disconnect from nature, and it has caused a great deal of social anxiety and fear, as well as a lack of true meaning of health, and a lack of a relationship with what life is, so maybe this piece can be a little bit of a wake-up.

Working with the Kronos Quartet has been an honour. We have a symbiosis that allows a lot of growth musically. They teach me so much, I can only hope to reciprocate. Kronos has gifted me the opportunity to take the sounds that live in my body and translate them into the body of instruments. This means so much because the world changes very quickly, and documenting allows future musicians to glean inspiration from our output.


Other versions


  • Composer(s): Tanya Tagaq
  • Year of composition: 2015
  • Duration: 8:40
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
24 Marc 2022
In person
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
19 Nove 2022
Série QB
In person
Montréal (Québec)