Super Storm Pummels Climate Change Opera Premiere

October 29th, 2012

The Superstorm Sandy has forced 2 of the scheduled 7 world-wide venues to cancel the premier performance of Auksalaq, multi-site, interactive opera about climate-change by composer Matthew Burtner and media artist Scott Deal.
According to a news article on The Weather Channel, “Sandy strengthened before dawn and stayed on a predicted path toward Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York — putting it on a collision course with two other weather systems that would create a superstorm with the potential for havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes. About 2 to 3 feet of snow were even forecast for mountainous parts of West Virginia.” » Read the rest of this entry «

Personnel for First Performance Entire Opera, October 2012

October 25th, 2012

Here is the program of performers, technicians, producers and artists involved in the world premiere of the full version of Auksalaq. » Read the rest of this entry «