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Music Video release: Icefield

Music video for “Icefield” from the upcoming album, “Icefield” on PARMA Recordings. Film and music by Matthew Burtner “Icefield”, a new sound art work by Matthew Burtner, couples a lone saxophonist with a 1000-square mile body of ice in Alaska, an Icefield that serves as the source for dozens of prominent and ancient glaciers. The […]

Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin Performs “Syntax of Snow”

The Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin performed “Syntax of Snow” on a program including music by Beethoven, Dressner, Dean and featuring a fractured rendition of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony in F Major, the Pastoral. The visionary program by Music Director Robin Ticciati  offered a landmark concert bringing together classical music and ecoacoustics. The concert is the subject […]

BBC Commission for “Auroras”

Matthew Burtner was commissioned by the BBC to compose “Auroras” a new work featuring audifications of the Northern Lights for the BBC Radio 3 documentary, “Songs of the Sky” by Kate Bissel. The work premiered on the BBC and was picked up by NPR Weekend Edition, the Economist, and the Guardian. Listen to the show […]

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.  


Transient Landscapes

Transient Landscapes for percussion and multichannel ecoacoustics Matthew Burtner 6-channel mobile speaker network audio files for audience participation [1] High 1    [2] High 2    [3] High 3    [4] High 4    [5] High 5    [6] High 6  Anyone can participate in a performance of “Transient Landscape” by playing one of the glacier sound files and moving around […]

Auksalaq Climate Change Opera in Houston

EcoSono produced a performance of Matthew Burtner’s  climate change opera, “Auksalaq,” created in collaboration with media artist Scott Deal, on April 14, 2018 at Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts in Houston. “Auksalaq” was first presented in 2010 by the NYU New Music Ensemble featuring Joan LaBarbara in New York at the Ear to […]

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 […]