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Matthew Burtner's "Transient Landscapes"

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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Matthew Burtner's "Transient Landscapes" featuring 4-time Grammy and MacArthur award winner Matthew Duvall, Daniel Sender and I-Jen Fang will be performed at the Fralin Museum of Art on Saturday, April 11th, at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Matthew Burtner (http://www.matthewburtner.com) is an Alaskan-born composer, sound artist and eco-acoustician whose music and research explores embodiment, ecology, polytemporality and noise. First Prize Winner of the Musica Nova International Electroacoustic Music Competition (Czech Republic), a 2011 IDEA Award Winner, and a recipient of the Howard Brown Foundation Fellowship, Burtner’s music has also received honors and awards from Bourges (France), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Darmstadt (Germany) and The Russolo (Italy) international competitions. He is Professor of Composition and Computer Technologies (CCT) at the University of Virginia, and Director of the environmental arts non-profit organization, EcoSono (www.ecosono.org).

Matthew Duvall is a co-artistic director, founding member, and percussionist of the award-winning chamber ensemble eighth blackbird, named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America in 2016. The group, which records for Cedille Records, has received four GRAMMY awards. Its other honors include the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the Chamber Music Award from the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation, Chamber Music America’s inaugural Visionary Award, and the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. eighth blackbird has served as ensemble in residence at the Curtis Institute of Music, the universities of Chicago and Richmond, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.Mr. Duvall studied percussion with Michael Rosen at Oberlin College and Conservatory, also completing studies in classical civilization, art history, and religion. He attended the University of Cincinnati and Northwestern University for graduate and post-graduate degree coursework.
Daniel Sender


Daniel Sender enjoys a diverse musical career and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China. A frequent guest soloist and principal artist with chamber and symphony orchestras throughout the region, Dr. Sender currently serves as concertmaster of the Charlottesville Symphony, Charlottesville Opera and the Virginia Consort. Dr. Sender was a Fulbright Scholar in Budapest and attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as a student of Vilmos Szabadi. He was formerly the first violinist of the Adelphi String Quartet, which held a fellowship residency at the University of Maryland, and was for four years the violinist of the Annapolis Chamber Players. Dr. Sender has recorded for Centaur, Sono Luminus, Bifrost and other independent labels.

Described as an “intrepid percussionist” by Fanfare Magazine,I-Jen Fang has a career as a solo performer, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. She joined the faculty of the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia in 2005 and as Principal Timpanist and Percussionist of the Charlottesville Symphony. As a soloist, I-Jen has performed as a marimba soloist in Taiwan, U.S., Austria, France, Hungary, Romania, and South Africa. She was also the featured marimba soloist with the Charlottesville Symphony in 2006 and 2010. As a chamber musician, I-Jen has performed or recorded with artists such as Keiko Abe, William Cahn, Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Heini Kärkkäinen, Mike Mainieri, Jan Müller-Szeraws, Diane Pascal, Carsten Schmidt, Ed Smith, Michael Spiro, NanikWenton, Nyoman Wenton, Attacca Percussion Group, and DaCapo Chamber Players. She has appeared in Heritage Theater Festival, Staunton Music Festival, University of Virginia Chamber Music Series, Percussive Arts Society International Convention and Regional PAS Day of Percussion.

The Fralin Museum of Art is located at 155 Rugby Road, one block north of the Rotunda, on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. Select parking available behind the Museum and in the A-6 lot adjacent to Madison Bowl. Cash metered parking available in Culbreth Garage. FREE after 5 pm and on weekends. The Museum also validates parking tickets from the Central Grounds Garage on Emmet Street.

All programs subject to change.

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