Rescheduled for Feb. 11: Auksalaq at the Phillips Collection

by February 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm 0

Auksalq February 11. (Courtesy

Auksalq February 11. (Courtesy of Auksalaq)

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As a heaping dose of irony would have it, the original show from the contemporary, environmentally focused music ensemble that performs a climate change opera was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Luckily for fans, the show is now rescheduled for Monday, February 11.

The rescheduled performance will feature Matthew Burtner and Scott Deal’s award winning telematic opera, Auksalaq. This cutting-edge experience integrates music, sonic and visual art, science and social commentary to provide a statement like no other on the impact of global climate change.

Throughout the performance, the audience is encouraged to contribute to the opera’s sights and sounds using NOMADS, a specially developed mobile phone app.

“The remote sites share sounds and images through a high bandwidth Internet connection to create a musical and visual ecosystem of interacting layers, which form one rich, intricate macro‐timbre.”

Auksalaq will also feature in-person instrumental and vocal performances by the EcoSono Ensemble, augmented by telematic performances by artists including Bit20, Nief Norf Ensemble and McGill Percussion Ensemble.

The show takes place at the Phillips Collection and begins at 7 pm. For information on tickets, visit the event’s webpage of the Phillips Collection.

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