Alaskan-born composer and sound artist Matthew Burtner will be visiting Rice next Friday, October 13th from 2:00–3:20pm. He will be talking about climate change and materials of sonic activism in a post-ice world. The talk will take place at Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Room 1402, and is sponsored by CENHS and the Shepherd School of Music.
Burtner’s work explores ecoacoustics, embodiment, and extended polymetric and noise-based systems. He is a First Prize Winner of the Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Czech Republic), a 2011 IDEA Award Winner, and a recipient of the Howard Brown Foundation Fellowship, Burtner’s music has also received honors and awards from Bourges (France), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Darmstadt (Germany) and The Russolo (Italy) international competitions. He is Professor of Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) in the Department of Music at the University of Virginia. Find more information in the flyer below!!