Monthly: December 2012

Auksalaq opera performance on February 11, 2013

Following a postponement due to Hurricane Sandy the New York, Washington D.C. and Charlottesville premier of “Auksalaq” will take place on February 11, 2013 at The Phillips Collection, Lu Magnus and OpenGrounds .

Listen to Sandy Hausman’s WVTF/Radio IQ/ Radio Report and Interview with Matthew Burtner

Musicians are standing by for a multi-media happening Monday, an event that could unite people from Alaska to Virginia, Canada to Norway, Washington to Indianapolis in a discussion of climate change.
Sandy Hausman reports on what promises to be an interesting night at the opera.


(2012) a telematic opera for voices, variable instrumental ensembles, percussion quintet and ensemble, computer sound and video media, c.90′

Winter Raven (Ukiuq Tulugaq)

a multimedia theatre work for instrumental ensemble, multi-channel computer sound and video, dance, voices, theatrical staging and lighting.

listen to the “Here on Earth” Matthew Burtner Wisconsin Public Radio feature

“Fog, ice, snow, cold, sand, lava, wind. These are the elements out of which sound artist Matthew Burtner creates his eerily effective electroacoustic soundscapes. It is music that draws from both beauty and horror of nature… He calls his music “ecoacoustics”. I say it’s the world song.” Jean Ferraca, Here on Earth, Wisconsin Public Radio