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Why musician Matthew Burtner is composing a glacial serenade

Clip: 08/08/2019 | 4m 17s

Matthew Burtner is a composer and "eco-acoustician," weaving sounds he finds in the Alaskan tundra into his musical compositions. With climate change headlining the news, he hopes artists documenting the glacial melting might awaken their audiences -- and contribute to discussions about solutions. Valerie Kern of Alaska Public Media joined Burtner on a recent sound collection trip.

Aired: 08/08/19

Rating: NR

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