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Ice Cycle at the Polar Rhythms Festival in New York

  Jody Sperling, Time Lapse Dance and Matthew Burtner’s “Ice Cycle” were featured in a run of performances in New York at the University Settlement for the 2016 Polar Rhythms Festival. Thursday, June 2 at 8pm – Performance, followed by talkback with Burtner and Sperling. Friday, June 3 at 8pm – Performance, followed by panel […]

music for President Obama’s US State Department GLACIER Conference

Matthew Burtner’s music was featured by the US State Department at the GLACIER Conference, a part of President Obama’s initiative on Climate Change in Alaska. The compositions “Fern,” “Spectral Arctic Ice Triangulations” and “Ice Cycle: Formation” were played during the events for Obama and other leaders of the Arctic nations. The Obama State Department commissioned […]

“Deep Earth” premiere at Athens International Film Festival

“Deep Earth”, Matthew Burtner’s 6-movement, 45′ work for chamber ensemble, computer sound and video, premiered at the 2014 Athens International Film Festival.  Commissioning ensemble, NoBrow Collective performed the piece to an enthusiastic full house at the Central Venue in Athens, OH. The composition explores tectonic and seismic ecoacoustics and mining practices such as hydraulic fracturing. […]



order here: musicians: NOISE Lisa Cella, flute Mark Menzies, violin Franklin Cox, cello Colin McAllister, guitar Christopher Adler, piano Morris Palter, percussion with Matthew Burtner, saxophone and Nathan Brock, computer composer: Matthew Burtner tracks: [1]-[5] Polyrhythmicana             [1] Metal XY             [2] Split/Joined Diamonds (in Wood)           […]


That Which is Bodiless is Reflected in Bodies

  Music by Matthew Burtner I-Jen Fang, percussion; Matthew Burtner, saxophone [1] That which is bodiless is reflected in bodies (8:05) for Tibetan bowl and computer-generated sound [2] Siku Unipkaaq (5:22) for four glockenspiel and computer-generated sound [3] Carving Light From Earth (11:18) for computer-generated sound [4] Stones Touch the Sky (5:52) for stones, computer […]