Track listing


01  Sound Cast of Matanuska Glacier

Rivanna Quartet:

Daniel Sender violin

David Sariti violin

Ayn Balija viola

Adam Carter cello

Albemarle Ensemble:

Kelly Sulick flute

Shawn Earle clarinet

Katy Ambrose horn

Greg Howard chapman stick


02  Sonic Physiography of a Time-Stretched Glacier

Brandon Bell percussion


03  Threnody (Sikuigvik)


04  Syntax of Snow

Trevor Saint percussion


05  Muir Glacier, 1889-2009





Compositions, field recordings and sonifications by Matthew Burtner


Sound Cast of Matanuska Glacier

Recorded at Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia in Charlottesville VA

Recorded on Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

Instrument Recording Engineer Travis Thatcher

Field Recording Engineer Matthew Burtner


Sonic Physiography of a Time-Stretched Glacier

Recorded at Stude Hall, Rice University in Houston TX

Recorded on Root Glacier, Alaska

Recording Engineer Matthew Burtner


Threnody (Sikuigvik)

Recorded on Ailik Glacier in Alaska

Field Recording Engineer Matthew Burtner


Syntax of Snow

Recorded at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Recording Center,

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Whitewater WI

Recording Engineer Jeff Herriott


Muir Glacier, 1889-2009

Recorded on various Alaskan glaciers assembled to

sonify the retreat of Muir Glacier over 130 years

Field Recording Engineer Matthew Burtner



Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Marina Altschiller

Vice President, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Art Director Brett Picknell

Design Ryan Harrison, Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Scott Feldman, Patrick Niland





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