Catalog of Works

Solo Instrument

Small Ensemble

  • 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 ...
  • Cloudprints (2008-2012) for instrumental ensemble and computer ensemble. c. 20′
  • Microplastic PET (2012) for voice, percussion, plastics and computer. c. 3:30″
  • Windprints (2005/2010) for 1-3 flutes and mixed ensemble. 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′
  • (dis)Sensus (2008) for violin, alto sax, piano, percussion, and computer interaction. c.16′
  • (dis)Locations (2007) for 1-2 saxophones, computer sound and video. c.13′
  • Pulling in the Light (2006) for mandolin, 2 violins, clarinet, cello, trombone and drum. c. 13′
  • (in)Stances (2006) for two performers (spoken voice and found objects). c. 2′
  • Sxueak (2006) for squeaky toys and computer. c. 6′
  • 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′
  • (dis)Integrations (2004) for cello, piano, and computer. c.13′
  • Prismic Generations (2003) for struck and bowed pitched instruments, computer sound and video. c.10′
  • (dis)Appearances (2003) for acoustic, electric and computer violin, 1-3 players, c.8′
  • Polyrhythmicana (2002) for flute, cello, guitar and percussion and 4-channel click track c.15′
  • Somata/Asomata (2002) for string quartet and computer sound. 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′
  • Signal Ruins (2000) for piano, 1-2 auxiliary players and computer sound
  • Kunikluk (1999) for piccolo, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, noise generators and optional video. c.10′
  • In a White Light (1998) for violin and piano. c.8′
  • Incantation S4-X (1998) for saxophone quartet and computer sound. c.15′
  • Views of a Landscape (1996) for soprano voice, violin, cello and piano, c.15′
  • Mists (1996) for stones and noise, c.6′
  • Taruyamaarutet (1995) for soprano voice, bass clarinet, marimba and percussion, and computer polyrhythmicon, c.10′
  • Circles for clarinet, bass clarinet, piano and percussion (1994) with noise generator duration is c. 25′
  • Ricercare (1993) for violin and bass drum, c.8′

Multimedia

  • 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 ...
  • Auksalaq (2012) a telematic opera for voices, variable instrumental ensembles, percussion quintet and ensemble, computer sound and video media, c.90′
  • (dis)Locations (2007) for 1-2 saxophones, computer sound and video. c.13′
  • Kuik (Aria) (2006) for soprano voice, computer sound and video with optional narrator and percussion. c. 13′
  • Prismic Generations (2003) for struck and bowed pitched instruments, computer sound and video. c.10′
  • 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′
  • Taruyamaarutet (1995) for soprano voice, bass clarinet, marimba and percussion, and computer polyrhythmicon, c.10′

Large Ensemble

  • Cloudprints (2008-2012) for instrumental ensemble and computer ensemble. c. 20′
  • Windprints (2005/2010) for 1-3 flutes and mixed ensemble. c. 12′
  • Six Ambient Extensions (2010) for percussion ensemble and electronics c. 30′
  • Endprint (2004) for nine tenor saxophones or one tenor sax and 8 pre-recorded tenors. c.10′
  • Prismic Generations (2003) for struck and bowed pitched instruments, computer sound and video. c.10′
  • Siknik Unipkaaq (2001) for percussion and instrumental ensemble, computer sound and optional video. c. 9′
  • Sikuigvik (1998) for piano and large ensemble c.19′
  • Portals of Distortion (1998) for nine tenor saxophones. c.18′
  • Variants (1997) for piccolo and low ensemble. c.12′
  • Symphony in Metal (1997) for large orchestra and computer polyrhythmicon. c.15′
  • The Zahir (1993) for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra

Electronic