Category Archives: SUBTROPICS presents

Public events and read-write interactions with audiences leading to the subtropics biennial



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October 1-5, 2013

Tuesday, 1 – Friday, 4
Listening Gallery, 800-810 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, USA
¿Oiste?: an Artist’s Residency with Jaap Blonk (creating a new 8-channel piece)

Friday 4 – 2013 | 9PM
Listening Gallery, 800-810 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Performance with installation at Listening Gallery + parade to Audiotheque


Friday, 4 – 2013 | 9:45PM
Audiotheque, 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Performance with Gustavo Matamoros and Liza Seigido


Saturday, 5
12 Nights Series, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL, USA
Solo and Duo with Jeb Bishop

SUBTROPICS.ORG has organized a week-long residency with composer, performer and poet, Jaap Blonk. During his residency Jaap will create an 8-channel piece for the Listening Gallery.  It is entitled “¿Oíste?” (“Have You Heard?”) and is inspired by the notions of gossip and eavesdropping.  It will feature many different half-understandable utterances and other vocal sounds that might make people stand still wanting to listen more closely.

In the concert on October 4, Jaap Blonk will present a live version of the piece. He will start behind the gallery window and then walk outside with a wireless microphone and make small, and maybe occasionally loud, vocal sounds. After this there will be a parade to the Audiotheque, featuring also Kenny Millions, with whom Blonk briefly studied saxophone in  Amsterdam in the early 1980s.

The concert at the Audiotheque will feature voice and live electronics: a collaboration with improvising vocalist Liza Seigido and a new piece by Gustavo Matamoros and Jaap Blonk.  His residency will culminate with a 12Nights concert of solos and duos also featuring Jeb Bishop.



listening club: egg(s)travinsky

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013 | 7PM

listening club: egg(s)travinsky

a club for listening

This october SUBTROPICS.ORG is pleased to bring you the first full season of its listening club at Audiotheque

This year we are offering nine curated monthly sessions prepared by guest curators such as Andrew Yeomanson (DJ LeSpam), Brook Dorsch, Alba Triana, John Van Der Slice, Kerry Ware, Jose Hernandez and Armando Rodriguez

SFCA’s artistic director, Gustavo Matamoros will kick start the series OCTOBER 16, 2013 with egg(s)travinsky, an exploration of audible links between progressive rock and modern music based on recordings by Egg and Stravinsky


924 Lincoln Road | Studio 201
Miami Beach, FL 33139


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Jaap Blonk’s residency is organized with support from ArtCenter/South Florida & FETA. Our 2013-14 season of events is possible with funds from City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Culture Builds Florida, and the generosity of private foundations, corporations and individuals and the members of Audiotheque.

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KYLE MOTL: (un)plugged


Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 8 PM

924 Lincoln Road | 201
Miami Beach

the program will include:

Luciano Berio: Sequenza XIVb

Kaija Saariaho: Folia (for double bass and electronics)

Stefano Scodanibbio: On Turning

György Kurtág: Message-consolation á Christian Sutter  and …eine Botschaft an Valerie

Kyle Motl: Apotheosis (for double bass and electronics)

Biographical note:

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improvisor active in the South Florida area. A musician of eclectic tastes, Kyle works in a wide variety of styles and settings, from jazz and avant-garde to heavy metal, classical, and contemporary art music.

KYLEAs a bassist, Kyle is currently a member of master free jazz drummer Abbey Rader’s quartet with saxophonists John McMinn and Noah Brandmark. In his own trio, Kyle is developing a repertoire inspired by various traditional musics and informed by contemporary art music concepts and aesthetics, while remaining in the improvised jazz idiom. Lately, Kyle has been collaborating with a number of up and coming composers on works featuring the double bass, and has been involved in numerous performances of new music in the Miami area. Recent performances include collaboration with legendary saxophonists Kidd Jordan and Larry McKenna, vocalists Jill Burton and Nat Chandler, percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, and violist Martha Mooke, among others.

Kyle received a BM from Florida Atlantic University, and is currently a MM student at Florida International University, where he studies jazz and improvisation with Gary Campbell and Dr. Jamie Ousley. While at FIU, Kyle also studied electroacoustic and computer music with Dr. Jacob Sudol and currently studies with cellist Jason Calloway.

As a composer, Kyle is particularly interested in exploring cyclical and recursive structures, as well as chaotic systems and fractal mathematics. Other interests integrated in his composition include timbral exploration, spectralism, and the influence of the spiritualism and mysticism of various cultures. Recent compositions have been performed at the 2012 FEASt and 2013 Subtropics festivals.



MAR 17 | 2-6PM

924 Lincoln Road | 201, Miami Beach


This, the final concert of the 22nd Subtropics Biennial, will feature …

… Missa della Grande Transizione: for Live Processed Voice and Stereographic Video, a piece composed and performed by Liza Seigido

… also, the premiere of L5 (2013) by Jose Hernandez Sanchez, music for computer with sections of controlled improvisation.  His music encompasses a variety of media; he has written pieces for acoustic instruments, electronic music and collaborative works comprising different artistic disciplines. His latest musical interests include composing by combining and juxtaposing different types of musical expression, such as disparate styles (electronic, contemporary, popular) and sound materials (signaling sounds, noises, recordings of other musics) within the same work.  His pieces have been shown at international festivals, galleries and non-conventional spaces in Latin America, Europe and the United States.  José attained a BFA in music composition at CalArts mentored by Barry Schraeder and James Tenney among others. He later earned his MFA in music composition at SDSU and attended workshops with Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Vinko Globokar and Toshio Hosokawa. He worked as professor and coordinator of the department of composition at Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia from 2004 to 2010. He is presently based in Miami, composing music and independently researching aesthetics.

… a performance of a work for cello from, Circles and Edges by Jennie Gottschalk from Massachusetts, as interpreted by cellist Carl Baron

… the work, Apotheosis, for contrabass and electronics, composed and performed by Kyle Motl

… an improvised performance by Plata o Plomo a collaboration between Omar Angulo and collaborator Ed Matus, ranging from noise and soundcapes to beats and melodies using electronics …

… Miami electronic musician Nicole Martinez will perform her latest collection of custom and readymade toys …

… also in the program are two sound performances by visual artists …

… one by Miami based Kerry Ware …

… and another by Wes Kline—to close his show, Minotaurocracy, on exhibit next door, at Project 924 Exhibition Space …

Wolfgang Gil will offer his performance of a long piece in quadraphonic sound …