Monthly: September 2016

Palladian Echoes (from Sound Cast of San Giorgio Maggiore)

A work of sonic architecture, Sound Cast of San Giorgio Maggiore, created in collaboration with architect Anselmo Canfora, remaps a sonic cast of Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice  onto another space through multichannel audio. Within the multichannel sound installation, a chorus performs an original composition based on the interior of the cathedral. The work can be […]

Ecoacoustic Concerto (Eagle Rock)

Scored for two trumpets, ensemble and sonic geography, Ecoacoustic Concerto (Eagle Rock) was composed for Glen Whitehead, Cuong Vu, Peak Frequency & the Heller Center and was commissioned by Peak Frequency for the UCCS Founders Festival, 2015. The work uses geological sonifications of Eagle Rock in Colorado Springs and field recordings from around the Heller Center. The trumpets portray […]

Deep Earth

Deep Earth is a multimedia musical composition exploring geotectonics, seismology and human mining practices such as hydraulic fracturing. Commissioned by the NoBrow Media Collective and the Athens International Film Festival, the work features film and video in combination with live musicians. Each of the six movements of “Deep Earth” is dedicated to a scientist who […]

The Ceiling Floats Away

The Ceiling Floats Away was commissioned by the NEA Art Works Grant and premiered in 2016 at the Atlas Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC. The piece features Matthew Burtner’s musical settings of 13 poems by Rita Dove. Burtner recorded Dove reading her poetry and wrote the music to the pace and cadence of […]