7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 7
Be enveloped by the multimedia compositions of Alaska-born sound artist Matthew Burtner. Burtner’s powerful planetarium performance will intertwine technology and soaring musical compositions through immersive visuals and sound. $10 General Admission, members receive a 10 percent discount.
Matthew Burtner is an Alaska-born composer and sound artist specializing in concert chamber music and interactive new media. 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. As a technologist, Burtner develops systems for human-computer-environment interaction featured in his music. He invented the NOMADS telematic system, the MICE human-computer ensemble and orchestra, the Metasaxophone augmented instrument, and a number of ecoacoustic approaches.
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