Join Versipel for our second visiting ensemble show of the season on March 13th, 2022 at Hotel Peter and Paul!!! We are bring the phenomenal, boundary breaking Unheard-of//Ensemble to New Orleans for the first time!
Unheard-of performs Fire Ecologies, a fifty-five minute unique musical and visual experience that explores American landscapes through the lens of climate change. Composer Christopher Stark and video artist Zlatko Ćosić embarked on a journey across the United States capturing audio and video for this multimedia experience. The work incorporates field recordings of the 2020 California wildfires along with sonic and visual imagery from Chris’s trip across Montana, Oregon, and California as well as parts of Colorado. Zlatko gathered footage from the American heartland surrounding Missouri as well as long form explorations of nature surrounding St. Louis. Ford Fourqurean from Unheard-of gathered footage from New York and the Gowanus Canal with help from the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club and from the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. Throughout the 2021-22 season, Stark, Ćosić, and Unheard-of are working together to gather more sounds and footage to further develop the work as Unheard-of travels on tour across America. Fire Ecologies is supported by a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant.
Unheard-of will open the performance with Corporate Responsibility Pledge by Doug Bielmeier with video art by Allison Tanenhaus and Rose 31 by Netherlands-based group No Plexus. Supported by the Performing Arts Fund Netherlands, Rose 31 explores the synesthetic evoking of a perfume review through effervescent visuals developed by the duo for Unheard-of. Unheard-of brings the show together with a brand new premiere from Louisiana-based composer and Versipel New Music Assistant Director Philip Schuessler!
$20 Adults/$10 Students & Seniors
2317 Burgundy St,
New Orleans, LA 70117
Ahead of their New Orleans debut concert on 3/13 at Hotel and Peter and Paul, come on over to UNO’s recital hall to learn all about this forward-looking ensemble, their new music focused mission, and their active engagement in working with and commissioning the works of living composers.
This event is free and open to the public!
Saturday, March 12 2pm
University of New Orleans
Performing Arts Center