Musical Snapshots of the North

Composer Alexina Louie © Fred Cattroll

In this edition of the NACOcast Maclean's columnist Paul Wells speaks with composer Alexina Louie about her composition Take The Dog Sled which was performed by the NAC Orchestra as part of the 2012 Northern Canada tour.

Alexina talks about the daunting process of composing an orchestral work that integrates the oral tradition of throat singing. The work gracefully combines the two musical forms to create 'a snapshot of the North'.

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