UAFNews-L Museum presents Auksalaq performance

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From: University of Alaska Fairbanks <UAFdistribution>
Date: October 22, 2012, 7:27:14 PM EDT
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Subject: Museum presents Auksalaq Performance

Start Date: October 22, 2012

Stop Date: October 29, 2012


The University of Alaska Museum of the North will host the world premiere of Auksalaq [awk-sah-LOCK], a multimedia opera performed simultaneously in several locations, including Fairbanks, Washington D.C., Norway and Quebec, Monday, October 29th, from 1-3 p.m. A discussion will follow.

Composer Matthew Burtner and media artist Scott Deal created Auksalaq, which is the Inupiaq word for melting snow or ice. The work integrates artistic expression, scientific information and social commentary about global climate change.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call 474-6443 or visit the museum online at

MEDIA CONTACT: Theresa Bakker, museum information officer, at 907-474-6941 or via e-mail at tabakker.

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