Photo: Members of the IUPUI Telematic Collective performing online with musicians in New York at the Frederick Loewe Theater, with singer Joan LaBarbara. Photo by Jill Steinberg LLC.
A concert version of the Auksalaq was performed in New York on October 31, 2010 as part of the Electonic Music Foundation’s Ear to the Earth Festival. Auksalaq is a telematic opera about climate change in the Far North that has been jointly created by Scott Deal and Matthew Burtner, with production work carried out in the Tavel Center and the Interactive Media Research Group at the University of Virginia. For more info on Auksalaq, click here. Joan LaBarbara was featured as the singer/narrator, with the NYU New Music Ensemble directed by Esther Lamneck, and the NYU Percussion Ensemble directed by Jonathan Haas. The world premiere of the full opera is scheduled to be performed in late 2011.