Sound Cast of Matanuska Glacier

Sound Cast of Matanuska Glacier is a multichannel surround sound installation and a concert work for chamber ensemble and glacier ecoacoustics.

Instrumentation: flute, Bb clarinet, F horn, 2 violin, viola, cello, bass

The sound installation mixes many channels of coincidental audio into a multichannel diffusion for a gallery installation context. Listeners can walk around the gallery and explore the glacier as a dynamic environmental instrument. Burtner recorded the glacier with microphones imbedded inside the ice and underwater in crevices in addition to on the surface, and in this way the installation illuminates sonic energy of the glacier that one could not hear even while standing on the glacier itself.

The chamber music composition may be performed within this sound installation or as its own stand-alone concert work.

The score includes repeats and rests that are variable, yielding a duration between 10 and 19 minutes in length.


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