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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)” […]

Speed of Sound in an Ice Rain: album and sheet music publication

Speed of Sound in an Ice Rain (2016) for percussion ensemble and field recording has been released by Innova Records on the “Speed of Sound” album by I-Jen Fang and the UVA Percussion Ensemble. The album was created to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Music Department at the University of Virginia, which corresponds with the beginnings […]

BBC Radio3 “Myths, Dreams and Fire” feature

“Threnody (Sikuigvik) is a dancing death throw that Matthew’s electronics turn into a creeping tragedy, and the whole album, Glacier Music, is a beautiful apocalypse.” BBC’s Radio3 presents “Myths, Dreams and Fire” by host Tom Service, featuring new music by Matthew Burtner, Leafcutter John, Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, Dave Smith, Elaine Mitchener, Julian Day and Eliane Radigue. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0004n6b

Other Minds’ The Nature of Music

    Matthew Burtner and Charles Amirkhanian engage in a meaningful, unscripted, conversation about the environment, music, and the beautiful intersection of the two. David Brower Center, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Theater, Saturday, April 13, 7:30, $15

“Glacier Music” album release concert in Anchorage, Alaska

GLACIER MUSIC album release concert, and community SNOW MUSIC workshop at the CHURCH OF LOVE The 8pm concert will feature performances of music from the Glacier Music album, works such as “Syntax of Snow”, Sonic Physiography of a Time-Stretched Glacier”, “Sound Cast of Matanuska Glacier” and “Threnody (Sikuigvik)” featuring Eric Retterer on percussion, Matthew Burtner […]

“Transient Landscapes” premiere at the Ringling Museum

“Transient Landscapes’ is a composed installation by Matthew Burtner featuring his ecoacoustic research on Alaskan glaciers. It was created for a festival of the same name presented by Matthew Duvall for the Ringling Museum in October, 2018. and using original percussion instruments designed by Duvall. The piece combines the ephemeral presence of sound with the […]