- Date: Jul 7, 2017
- Times: 6-9 p.m.
- Admission: Free
- Location: Anchorage Museum
Enjoy a live performance in the Thomas Planetarium, elevator music by Kat Moore and a feature film in the auditorium. Free museum admission from 6 to 9 p.m. thanks to ConocoPhillips. Thomas Planetarium tickets extra.
Live in the Planetarium: Live music with Matthew Burtner
Be enveloped by the multimedia compositions of Alaska-born sound artist Matthew Burtner. Burtner’s blends technology and soaring musical compositions with immersive visuals. $10 General Admission, members receive a 10 percent discount.
Matthew Burtner is an Alaska-born composer and sound artist specializing in concert chamber music and interactive new media. First Prize Winner of the Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Czech Republic), a 2011 IDEA Award Winner, and a recipient of the Howard Brown Foundation Fellowship, Burtner’s music has also received honors and awards from Bourges (France), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Darmstadt (Germany) and The Russolo (Italy) international competitions. He is professor of composition and computer technologies at the University of Virginia. As a technologist, Burtner develops systems for human-computer-environment interaction featured in his music. He invented the NOMADS telematic system, the MICE human-computer ensemble and orchestra, the Metasaxophone augmented instrument, and a number of ecoacoustic approaches.
Free Film: How I Ended This Summer
Set against the otherworldly landscape of the wind-swept easternmost tip of Russia’s Arctic Circle, “How I Ended This Summer,” directed by Aleksey Popogrebskiy, is an immersive and compelling morality tale of isolation and survival against the elements. Russian actor/director Grigory Dobrygin stars as Pavel, a young graduate posted to a remote meteorological station over the summer months. Part of the Polar Bear Garden exhibition.
Battle of the Breweries
6 to 9 p.m.
Muse features wheat beers in this evening’s Battle of the Breweries: Blue Moon Belgian Wit, Kenai Brewing Honeymoon Hefeweizen and Glacier Brewhouse Hefeweizen. Beer flights $7. Ages 21 and older.