by February 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm 0

Auksalq February 11. (Courtesy

Auksalq February 11. (Courtesy of Auksalaq)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT] 

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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by August 3, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,541 0

Borderstan, 17th Street NW, Luis Gomez Photos

17th and R Streets NW: Is it a wedding dress? (Luis Gomez Photos)

By Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her and  tell her your news on Twitter @MichLancaster.

What NOT to Miss: Small Black Benefit Show at DC9 Thursday Night

Bands Small Black, Outputmessage and Cigarette come together for a benefit show held by Monument Arts and Music Festival. Proceeds go to Grassroots Reconciliation Group, an association that aids former child soldiers and their communities in Uganda. Tickets are $13 and available here, more info here.


by January 14, 2011 at 8:23 am 2,910 0

Sidewalk barricades went up on the west side of the 1800 block of 14th Street NW earlier this week in preparation of demolition of buildings on the block. The strip from S to Swann Streets NW will become District Condos, a residential-retail development. The former Whitman-Walker building facade will remain. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Michelle Lancaster

ANC 2B Says No to Chancery at Tourtorsky Mansion

ANC 2B voted 8 to 0 Wednesday night to recommend that the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) not be allowed to use the Toutorksy Mansion at 16th Street and Riggs Place NW as a chancery. Borderstan’s Tom Hay reported Monday on the property and the Congolese government’s desire to use the historic property as an embassy chancery. While the ANC’s resolution is only advisory, the DC Board of Zoning Adjustment is required to give it consideration. Commissioner Jack Jacobson (2B04), whose district includes the property, told Borderstan that the resolution of disapproval passed after the commission reviewed photos of the Republic of Congo property at 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. The photos show serious maintenance problems with the property.


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Phillips Collection Web site.)

The Dupont Circle Citizens Association meets December 2 at The Phillips Collection. (Image: Phillips Collection Web site.)

The next membership meeting of the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is this Tuesday, December 2, at the Phillips Collection gallery at 1600 21st Street NW, from 7 to 9 p.m. “Artful Evening at the Phillips” is the theme of the meeting with a tour of the “Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Over the River” exhibit. A reception follows at Mark & Orlando’s Restaurant, 2020 P Street, NW.  This event is free and open to everyone. For more information about DCCA, contact President Joel Lawson.


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