Making Music with Glaciers and Snow | INDIE ALASKA

Matthew Burtner is using his experience as a music composer to raise awareness of climate change by making avant-garde soundscapes from Alaska’s wilderness. Matthew, like most other Alaskans, has a front-row seat to climate change and he’s sharing these sounds with the world through his new album, Glacier Music.

To hear the full Glacier Music album, visit:…

Story by Valerie Kern
Video by Valerie Kern, Joey Mendolia, Daniel Hernandez, and Matthew Burtner
Matanuska Glacier Footage by Slavik Boyechko and Travis Gilmour
Glacier Photographs by Joey Mendolia
Original Music by Matthew Burtner
Additional Music by FirstCom Music

Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. She creates original video content for the station's TV and digital platforms while also overseeing the Production Department. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV and Radio Broadcast Journalist where she traveled around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, Australia, and the Southern United States reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, yoga, and traveling.

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