Bourgie Hall presents



An invitation to become acquainted with this Alaskan-born musician and ethnomusicologist. Drawing on her family’s history, her encounters and her research, she has developed a highly personal approach to performance. During this presentation, she will perform several works on violin, some of which were composed for her, reflecting her unique sensibility.

Heidi Aklaseaq Senungetuk

Dr. Heidi Senungetuk is a violinist and ethnomusicologist who researches Indigenous music of Arctic regions. Her work explores traditional forms of Inupiaq music and dance and interpretations of Indigenous contemporary music and art. Senungetuk completed degrees in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University and degrees in violin performance at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan School of Music. She held positions as a violinist with the Louisiana Philharmonic of New Orleans, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the Breckenridge Music Festival in Colorado, and the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. Oxford Bibliographies Online published Senungetuk’s article Indigenous Musics of the Arctic (2017), and she wrote the prologue for the book Music and Modernity Among First Peoples of North America (Wesleyan University Press, 2019).

Presented in English.

In connection with the exhibition TUSARNITUT! Music Born of the Cold

MUSICAL CANVASES: Guided tour and concert Combo
Friday, February 10, 2023
4:00pm: guided tour of the exhibition
5:30pm: concert-lecture

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