Matthew Burtner is an Alaskan-born composer and sound artist whose work explores embodiment, ecology, polytemporality and noise. His climate change music has been featured by NASA, PBS NewsHour, Time Lapse Dance, the Humanities Center at the University of Michigan, Eighth Blackbird, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the BBC, Other Minds, the Ringling Museum, the U.S. State Department under President Obama, and National Geographic. He published three evening-length intermedia climate change works including the IDEA Award-winning opera, Auksalaq. In 2020 he received an Emmy Award for “Composing Music with Snow and Glaciers” a feature on his Glacier Music by Alaska Public Media. His music has also received honors and awards from the Bourges (France), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Darmstadt (Germany), and The Russolo (Italy) international competitions. He is Eleanor Shea Professor of Music at the University of Virginia (www.virginia.edu) where he Co-Directs the Coastal Future Conservatory (http://www.coastalconservatory.org). He directs the environmental music non-profit organization EcoSono (www.ecosono.org).