Mathew Burtner



Charlie Marrow



Mathew Burtner & Morris Palter

Other Soundscapes 2

Music by
Charlie Morrow
Matthew Burtner

Tuesday, October 21, 7:30pm
Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street
$15 / $10 students, seniors, and EMF Subscribers

Under the general title of Other Soundscapes, and in a venue different from the venue in which New York Soundscape was presented, EMF sought to open its presentations of environmental sound and environmentally-inspired music to composers and performers writing for or playing acoustic instruments with or without electronics and not necessarily using New York sounds. From EMF's perspective, all composers, indeed all musicians, should be involved in heightening environmental awareness through sound. These concerts are intended to be an invitation to all musicians to join our environmental activities.

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PROGRAM

Metropolis Atlantis .....................................................................................................Charlie Morrow
Charlie Morrow, conch shells, electronics


Metasax&DRTUMthings (Matthew Burtner & Morris Palter)

Mists (1996).............................................................................................................Matthew Burtner
for stones & computer noise

Windsketches (2005) ................................................................................................Matthew Burtner
for metasax, thundersheet and computer turbulence wind models

Denali Tactics (World Premiere) ................................................................................Matthew Burtner
for recorded sound and performer intervention

Shenandoa Tactics (World Premiere) .........................................................................Matthew Burtner
for recorded sound and performer intervention

Prismic Generations (2003) ......................................................................................Matthew Burtner
for for struck & bowed pitched instruments, computer sound, and video

Delya 3 (2--6) .........................................................................................................Matthew Burtner
for feedback saxophone

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Charlie Morrow
Charles Morrow is a media artist whose music work ranges from events for public spaces to commercial soundtracks, new media productions. museum installations, and programming for broadcast and festivals. Assembling expert project groups, Morrow employs a collaborative style that fuses arts, artists, and environment. He is president and creative director of Charles Morrow Productions LLC, and chairman of New Wilderness Foundation.
Matthew Burtner
Matthew Burtner, composer, performer, won first prize in the Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition. His honors and awards include Bourges, Gaudeamus, Darmstadt, Prix d'Ete, ASCAP, American Music Center, and others. His music has been recorded for Centaur Records, Innova, and the Euridice Label. He has been composer-in-residence at Musikene in San Sebastian, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the IUA/Phonos Institute in Barcelona.
Morris Palter
In 2000, Morris Palter co-founded NOISE (San Diego New Music). In 2003, he founded the “Speak-Easy Duo,” a group that frequently appears at various ragtime and jazz festivals worldwide. Morris completed his DMA under Steven Schick at the University of California, San Diego. He has lectured at UCSD. He is currently on the music faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has recorded for Sony/BMG, Mode, Innova, New World Records, and Tzadik Records.

ABOUT THE MUSIC

Charlie Morrow
Metropolis Atlantis (1996)
"Metropolis Atlantis is a remix of a composition I created in the mid 90s for Klaus Schoening’s Studio for Acoustic Art, West Deutsche Rundfunk, Cologne, Germany. The hoerspiel playback is mixed with live performance on conch shells by Charlie Morrow, and hydrophone performerances by Harald Viuff and Jens Toyberg-Franzen, from Tonespace, improvising underwater in a small body of water. Metropolis Atlantis is part one is a sound journey from the shore, jumping into the ocean, floating down to an inhabited Atlantis - repleat with churchbells and life activities - followed by a return through the ocean’s surface to the world of air. This radiowork was recorded in the WDR studios in Cologne using hydrophones and under water speakers in small tanks of water. Using such water vessels, we will perform sonic actions along with the playback of a remix of the radio show. "

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Matthew Burtner
Mists (1995) uses stones collected from the environment in which it is performed. Past performances have used mountain shale from the Canadian Rockies, brick rubble from Paris, river stones from the James River in Virginia, quartz from the Alaskan Chugach Mountain Range, granite from a train tunnel in Baltimore, and chunks of a Masonic temple in Switzerland.

Windsketches (2005) combines blown instruments with wind turbulence, drawing environment into the concert hall, invoking the visceral presence of the wind in a musical context.

Denali Tactics (2008, Ear to the Earth premiere) uses a soundscape recording made in Denali National Park, played through a long, tubular, split-end speaker, the ends of which are performed by two players.

Shenandoah Tactics (2008 Ear to the Earth premiere) uses a hurricane recording made in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia as a score for live improvised performance.

Prismic Generations (2003/2005) is inspired by the prismic effects of light on ice.

In Delta 3 (2006), sound source and instrumental orientations form a dynamic space in delicate acoustic balance.

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