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INTERVIEW: Tanya Tagaq

Laurie Brown, Tanya Tagaq

Published: 2009-09-09

Laurie Brown of CBC Radio 2 interviews Nunavut musician Tanya Tagaq.

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.