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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 […]

“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)           […]