State of Art: Music, sound and science with Matthew Burtner

Matthew Burtner on the Harding Icefield. (Image courtesy of Matthew Burtner)

This week on State of Art we hear from Matthew Burtner. He’s a composer, musician and sound artist who blends the arts and sciences into works meant to deepen our understanding and connection to the natural world. He is currently an artist in residence at the Anchorage Museum and his most recent album is called “Icefield.” We discuss his unique creative methods, “ecoacoustics” and more.

Matthew Burtner’s website
Matthew Burtner at the Anchorage Museum

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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