Monthly: January 2021

Emmy Award for “Making Music with Glaciers and Snow”

Making Music with Glaciers and Snow, a piece about Matthew Burtner’s music, won a Northwest Regional Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The show, produced by Alaska Public Media’s Valerie Kern won in the “Environmental – Program – Feature/Segment” category. First airing on Indie Alaska, the show was picked up […]

Avian Telemetry music video release

“Avian Telemetry” by Matthew Burner was created as a result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the composer and a cohort of faculty and students from the Music, Biology, and English Departments at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Performed by the Furman University Percussion Ensemble directed by Omar Carmenates, the piece features Michele Speitz, narrator. Video […]

“Six Ecoacoustic Quintets” album release

“Six Ecoacoustic Quintets” have been recorded and released by the Furman Percussion Ensemble led by Omar Carmenates, along with a complete recording of “Avian Telemetry”. The album is available as a CD imprint, digital download, and as streaming media on all platforms. https://www.ravellorecords.com/catalog/rr8040/  

Glacier Music sheet music available

The scored sheet music and performance materials for Glacier Music are now available for download from www.MatthewBurtner.com/music. Musicians or organizations interested in performing the work from the album can find it at the following links: “Sound Cast of Matanuska Glacier” for ensemble (fl, Bb cl, F hn, 2vln, vla, vcl, b) and glacier ecoacoustics “Threnody (Sikuigvik)” […]

Avian Telemetry

for percussion ensemble, poetry, and avian ecoacoustics duration = c. 33’ instrumentation: * 24 plastic egg rattles * 4 small electric fans with front grill removed * 8 stiff feathers * 2 large concert bass drums * 4 guiros * 4 snare drums * 6 ocarinas * 4 vibraslaps * 4 flexatones * 4 cabasa * […]