Versipel New Music – In Sound

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.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Music at 7pm.
Suggested Donation: $20/$10
*None turned away for lack of funds, no pressure*

Per city mandate, all attendees must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, a 72-hour recent negative PCR test result, and wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth for duration of the performance.


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Featuring the Versipel Collective and Friends

Katalin Lukacs
Brina Bourilea
Yuki Tanaka
Laura Patterson
Jeff Albert
Megan Ihnen
Mendel Lee
Alan Theisen
Chloe Groth
Alexandria Smith
James May
Ryan Lafleur
Collin Mills
Kari Besharse
Philip Schuessler
Rick Snow

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Sunday Nov 07 2021


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marigny Opera House


Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand Street, New Orleans, LA 70117