The Versipel Collective Presents “In Sound”

Sunday, November 7th, 7pm at The Marigny Opera House

Matanuska Glacier mouth

On November 7th, Versipel New Music presents “In Sound,” a program designed to immerse the audience in natural, electroacoustic and instrumental sonic landscapes. Electroacoustic works by composers Hildegard Westerkamp and Natasha Barrett showcase the delicate sonic landscapes of melting glaciers and the anthropogenically altered landscape of a beach. Additionally, Matthew Burtner’s “Threnody (Sikuigvik)” will blend the “ecoacoustic” sounds of melting glaciers with the instrumental sounds of the Versipel Collective. The title, “Sikuigvik,” is an Inupiaq word meaning “the time of ice melting” commemorating the loss of glacial ice since the late 1990s. The works by Burtner, Barrett and Westerkamp together highlight an environmental message, by immersing the listener in environments and soundscapes that we are rapidly losing due to climate change. Together, all of these pieces will provide an experience in which the audience is truly immersed “in sound.” The performance will be bookended by two works for large spatially-dispersed chamber ensemble works by composer James Tenney.

Tickets available at the door: $20 adults/ $10 students/seniors / hardship: pay what you can

Marigny Opera House

725 Saint Ferdinand St.

New Orleans, LA 70117

Featuring the Versipel Collective and Friends:

Katalin Lukacs, accordian

Laura Patterson, flute

Byron Asher, clarinet

Ryan Lafleur, bass clarinet

Jeff Albert, trombone

Kari Besharse, guitar

Rick Snow, guitar

Alan Theisen, saxophone

Brina Bourliea, saxophone

Yuki Tanaka, violin

Chloe Groth, violin

Megan Ihnen, viola

Alexandria Smith, trumpet

Annalea Milligan, bassoon

Colin Mills, horn

Philip Schuessler, piano

James May, voice

This concert is supported by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

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