Matt LaRocca: Arctic Voices

Exhibit Date: Janurary 21 - February 6, 2016
(Posted: November 30, 2016)

Arctic Voices by Matt LaRocca chronicles an environment of almost incomprehensible scale; simultaneously alien and breathtakingly beautiful. This immersive multi-media exhibition features an orchestral symphony LaRocca composed in response to the otherworldly environment he experienced on a expeditionary residency to the high arctic in 2012. His photographic journal of the exploration of the remote archipelago of Svalbard aboard the 140 foot long sailing ship Antigua accompanies the symphony. Arctic Voices emphasizes the contemporary orchestral technique of “Extended Techniques” – unorthodox methods of playing traditional musical instruments to obtain unique sounds. Arctic Voices is performed by the Boston University Wind Ensemble.
Champlain College faculty member Matt LaRocca is a composer and performer with a B.A. from Middlebury College, a Masters in Music Composition from Carnegie Mellon University and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from Boston University.