Auksalaq: a climate-change opera # 22:00 at the Grieg Academy

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Auksalaq October 29 World Premiere

-Auksalaq: a climate-change opera made personal by musicians, artists, scientists, and writers.
-Announcing the telematic world premiere utilizing high bandwidth Internet to connect venues in New York, Washington DC, Indianapolis, Montreal, Bergen Norway, Fairbanks Alaska, and Charlottesville Virginia, on October 29, 2012, 5pm (Eastern Standard Time).
-Audience members are invited to bring their laptop computers and mobile devices to the performance in order to participate in the narrative of the opera.

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The world premiere for the award-winning telematic opera Auksalaq will take place on October 29th, to be performed simultaneously between venues in the Phillips Collection in Washington DC; the Lu Magnus Gallery in New York City; the University of Alaska Museum of the North; the Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway; McGill University in Montreal, Quebec; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and the University of Virginia.

Auksalaq, the Inupiat word for “melting snow/ice”, provides an in-depth journey into the vast and remote, yet rapidly changing arctic regions of Alaska and Canada. Created by composer Matthew Burtner and producer/media artist Scott Deal, the work integrates artistic expression, scientific information, and social/political commentary into an interactive, multi-dimensional collection of narratives that provide a stirring and sobering commentary on the transformation of the Far North as a result of global climate change.

Created by Matthew Burtner and Scott Deal

Music and Libretto: Matthew Burtner
Production and Media: Scott Deal
Technology: Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI); Interactive Media Research Group, University of Virginia

Grieg Academy,
Lars Hilles gate 3, 5015
Bergen Norway

MicGill University
Location TBA, Montreal

Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street Northwest, 20009, Washington DC:
University of Virginia Open Grounds
1400 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0317
University of Alaska Museum of the North
907 Yukon Drive Fairbanks, AK 99775
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Campus Center Theater
420 University Blvd Indianapolis IN

Lu Magnus
55 Hester Street (Between Ludlow and Essex)
New York, NY 10002;


Bit20 Ensemble

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), Montreal, Canada
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Donald Louis Tavel Arts And Technology Research Center
Indianapolis, United States
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Telematic Collective
Indianapolis, Indiana
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University of Virginia Open Grounds
Charlottesville, Virgina

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