First performance of entire opera

November 6th, 2012

Cool shot 1

While performances of Auksalaq have been ongoing since 2010, the first large-scale performance of the work in its entirety occurred on October 29th 2012, between the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Tavel Center at IUPUI, CIRMMT at Schullich School of Music, McGill University in Montreal, Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen Norway, and the OpenGrounds Studio at the University of Virginia. Performance ensembles included Bit20 (Norway), BEK (Bergen Center Electronic Arts, Norway), Ensemble Knox (USA), McGill Percussion Ensemble (Canada), EcoSono Ensemble (USA), and Telematic Collective (USA). An interactive audience-participation software called NOMADS enabled engagement with the performance in real-time across all the stages. Audience members at the concert locations were able to use their laptop computers and mobile devices in order to participate in the performance in real-time. Links to reviews of the premiere are in the “press” section of this website. For a full list of participants, see the blog posting of the premiere program.