Oceans/Elements: Interactive Ecoacoustics in The World, Matthew Burtner, October 20, 2010


Composer-in-Residence Matthew Burtner will present his performance "Oceans/Elements: Interactive Ecoacoustics in the World" October 20, 2010, in White Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.

Composed and performed by Matthew, the concert includes “Anemoi” (2009) for wind, voices, instrument and computer “Sandprints” (2009) for sand, whistling and computer “Kanja” (2009) for water, percussion and computer “A-aa” (2009) for lava, instrument and computer “World Radio Quilt: Chennai, India” (2009) for radio.

Matthew Burtner is an Alaskan composer and sound artist specializing in ecoacoustic concert music and interactive media. First prize winner of the Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Czech Republic), his music has also received honors and awards from Bourges (France), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Darmstadt (Germany), Prix d’Ete (USA), Meet the Composer (USA), and Luigi Russolo (Italy) competitions. A recipient of the prestigious Howard Brown Foundation Fellowship of Brown University, Burtner is currently the Provost Fellow at the UWM Center for 21st Century Studies in Wisconsin. He is on a Sesquicentennial leave from the University of Virginia where he is Associate Professor, Director of the Interactive Media Research Group (IMRG), and Associate Director of the VCCM computer music center.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949