ecoacoustics-list

  • Ecoacoustic Concerto (Eagle Rock) Scored for two trumpets, ensemble and sonic geography, Ecoacoustic Concerto (Eagle Rock) was composed for Glen Whitehead, Cuong Vu, Peak Frequency & the Heller Center and was commissioned by Peak Frequency for the UCCS Founders Festival, 2015. The work uses geological sonifications of Eagle Rock in Colorado Springs and field recordings from around the Heller Center. The trumpets portray ...
  • Deep Earth Deep Earth is a multimedia musical composition exploring geotectonics, seismology and human mining practices such as hydraulic fracturing. Commissioned by the NoBrow Media Collective and the Athens International Film Festival, the work features film and video in combination with live musicians. Each of the six movements of “Deep Earth” is dedicated to a scientist who ...
  • The Ceiling Floats Away The Ceiling Floats Away was commissioned by the NEA Art Works Grant and premiered in 2016 at the Atlas Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC. The piece features Matthew Burtner’s musical settings of 13 poems by Rita Dove. Burtner recorded Dove reading her poetry and wrote the music to the pace and cadence of ...
  • Ecotones (2013) for percussion and electronics
  • You Sink Into the Singing Snow (2012/2013) for voice and electronics. 7′
  • Auksalaq (2012) a telematic opera for voices, variable instrumental ensembles, percussion quintet and ensemble, computer sound and video media, c.90′
  • Winter Raven (Ukiuq Tulugaq) a multimedia theatre work for instrumental ensemble, multi-channel computer sound and video, dance, voices, theatrical staging and lighting.
  • Cloudprints (2008-2012) for instrumental ensemble and computer ensemble. c. 20′
  • Golden Sparrow (2012) for trumpet, light and electronics. c.6′
  • Microplastic PET (2012) for voice, percussion, plastics and computer. c. 3:30″
  • Song for Low Tree (2011) for percussion and electronics. c. 13′
  • Citlaltepetl Vertex (2011) for acoustic guitar and electronics. c. 15′
  • Syntax of Snow (2011) for 1-4 glockenspiel and amplified snow. c. 7′
  • Windprints (2005/2010) for 1-3 flutes and mixed ensemble. c. 12′
  • Spectral Arctic Ice Triangulations (2010) for amplified water percussion with computer sound. c. 12′
  • Iceprints (2010) for 1-3 pianos with electronics. c. 24′
  • Six Ambient Extensions (2010) for percussion ensemble and electronics c. 30′
  • Coral Attraction (2010) for soprano and bass instrument, coral percussion, recorded reef sounds and electronics
  • A’aa (2009) for flute and clarinet, amplified lava rocks and electroacoustics. c. 9′
  • Six Ecoacoustic Quintets (2009) for percussion quintet and electronics duration is c. 33′
  • Kuik a multimedia opera for voices, instrumental ensemble, computer sound, interactive media, video, dance/movement art and theatrical staging. duration is c. 1hr (the audio excerpt above contains sound from five different sections) Growing up on its banks and waters, I perceived the Kvichak river as a place of living mythology. We lived on and from the river. I saw ...
  • Fragments from Cold (2006) for cello, recorded snow sounds and electroacoustics. c.8′
  • Kuik (Aria) (2006) for soprano voice, computer sound and video with optional narrator and percussion. c. 13′
  • Windgrains (2005) for flute and percussion. c. 8′
  • Tingnikvik (2001) for viola, alto sax, piano, noise generators and video. c.9′
  • Anugi Unipkaaq (2001) for percussion quartet, recorded wind and optional video. c. 6′
  • Siknik Unipkaaq (2001) for percussion and instrumental ensemble, computer sound and optional video. c. 9′
  • Siku Unipkaaq (2001) for four percussionists on two glockenspiel, computer sound and optional video. c.6′
  • Snowprints (2001) for flute, cello, piano, electroacoustics and video. c.16′
  • Kunikluk (1999) for piccolo, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, noise generators and optional video. c.10′
  • Sikuigvik (1998) for piano and large ensemble c.19′
  • Fern (1997) for computer-generated sound. c.8′
  • Mists (1996) for stones and noise, c.6′