Founded and directed by Matthew Burtner, the non-profit environmental arts organization EcoSono is a collective of environmentalists, musicians and artists working for environmental sustainability and human creativity in collaboration with nature.
By involving the arts in environmentalism with the assistance of science, EcoSono hopes to cultivate a close and productive relationship between people and the places they inhabit. The organization pursues commonalities between innovative musical creation and ecological awareness. Through education, engagement and artistic production, EcoSono defines a unique methodology for environmentalism and the arts. It does this in three ways: 1) with an Institute for the study of ecoacoustics, environmentalism and music, 2) by sponsoring performances, lectures, and other forms of performative culture-environment engagement, and 3) with publications such as musical albums, videos and multimedia.