Athens International Film Festival features Burtner’s ecoacoustics/video music


The Athens International Film Festival and NoBrow Music will present a concert of Matthew Burtner’s music for ecoacoustics and film/video. This residency launches a major new commission¬†by Arts Ohio, the International Film Festival, and NoBrow called “Deep Earth” which will be premiered at the 2014 Film Festival. A sneak peak of the new work will be performed for the audience present on Sunday’s concert. The performance features percussionist Aaron Butler, saxophonist Greg Sigman, guitarist Joseph VanHassel, members of the NoBrow Music Collective and Matthew Burtner. The concert includes the ensemble/video work “Prismic Generations”, the multi-saxophone piece “Endprint” with 16mm film by Michael Walsh, “Song For Low Tree” for interactive computer featuring tree exhalation data and percussion, “Spectral Arctic Ice Triangulations” for water percussion and 3-channel sound, “(dis)Locations” for saxophones and video, and “Broken Drum” for a car brake drum, computer and a new video part by Jacob Koestler. The residency is co-sponsored by the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University and Matthew will be on campus giving talks and visiting classes. The concert takes place at 4pm on Sunday, April 14 in the Glidden Recital Hall. Admission is free.