Ice Cycle

Matthew Burtner speaks at Smithsonian magazine's 2015 Future Is Here Festival (10:08)

Matthew Burtner ( is a composer and ecoacoustic sound artist whose work bridges human imagination and environmental systems. Born and raised in Alaska, he is First Prize Winner of the Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition, an IDEA Award Winner and a 2013 NEA Art Works Grant winner. He Directs the environmental arts non-profit organization, EcoSono (, and he is a Professor of Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) at the University of Virginia (