Tiffany Ayalik

With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters, Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo, PIQSIQ. Performing ancient traditional songs and eerie new compositions, they leave their listeners enthralled with the infinity of possible answers to the question “what is the meaning of life.”  

With roots in Nunavut, the two grew up in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. After years of forging hard won skill, they developed their own form blended with haunting melodies and otherworldly sounds. Approaching adulthood, they realized throat singing was not only a musical expression, but a radical, political act of cultural revitalization.  

As PIQSIQ, they have recorded four studio albums and numerous singles and perform improvisational looping live, creating a dynamic audience experience that changes with every show. 

Tiffany also produces for film with her company Copper Quartz Media and you can see her latest film, “Okpik: Little Village in the Arctic” on CBC Gem.