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miami’s experimental biennial of music and sound art. gustavo matamoros, artistic director

SUBTROPICS MARATHON 2016

subtropics marathon 2016

SAT.MAR.5.2016 – 5PM-Midnight

SUBTROPICS MARATHON 2016
miami’s experimental marathon of music and sound art

Audiotheque
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

FREE

This program can be heard anywhere in the world
Live stream at 5PM EST:
www.spectacular.media
host: Stephen Malagodi

Featuring (mostly) world premieres of experimental, electroacoustic, multichannel and interactive intermedia works and performances by:

Alba Triana | Armando Rodriguez | Carlos Dominguez + FLEA | Charles N. Mason + Sheri Wills | Dan Dickinson | David Brieske | io: David Font | Eddier Martinez + Candice Soave | Edward Bobb + The Inertials + OMM | Erza J. Teboul | Federico Buenacosa | Gustavo Matamoros | Inlets Ensemble | Jason Calloway | Jose Hernández Sánchez | Julio Roloff + Jorge Gomez Abrante | Kerry Ware | Mark Schubert | Matthew Evan Taylor + The Tipping Point Ensemble | Randy Nutt | Rene Barge | Reza Filsoofi | Robert Blatt | Robert King | Daniel Dugas + Valerie LeBlanc

POSTER IMAGE: Randy Nutt
graphic design by Claudia Ariano

AUDIOTHEQUE PROGRAM

BIRD ISLAND REVISITED (2016) | 7m
by Kerry Ware

CELLDRONE # (2015) | 10m
by Erza J Teboul
featuring FLEA

DICTAPHONICS (2016) | 7m
by Dan Dickinson

EXPERIMENTS IN ALTERNATIVE REALITY (2016) | 9m
by Robert Blatt

FLOW BIG WATERS (2016) | 10m excerpt
by Daniel Dugas and Valerie LeBlanc

FLUTTER ARRHYTHMIA (2008) | 7m
by Charles N. Mason + Sheri Wills

IMPROVISATION FOR ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND ELECTRONICS (2016) | 10m
by David Brieske

io: EFUN (2015) | 10m
by David Font

LAISSEZ FAIRE (2015) | 10m
by Armando Rodriguez

LIMINAL (2016) | 5m
by Robert King

MIXER THING (2016) | 10m
by Carlos Dominguez
featuring FLEA

NEW FURNATURE MIX (2016) | 5m
by Eddier Martinez and Candice Soave

PLAIN ENGLISH (2016) | 7m
by José Hernández Sánchez

RYOANJI (1983-85) | 10m
by John Cage
featuring Inlets Ensemble for Experimental Practices

SEQUENZA XIV (2002-04) | 12m
by Luciano Berio
featuring Jason Calloway

SHIKANTAZA (2015) | 11m
by Federico Bonacosa

The Inertials and OMM present:
NEEDLE SCORES KRAZY KAT (2016) | 2m

THINGS GO BETTER (2016) | 10m
by Randy Nutt

THONG’S MOOD (1976) | 10m
by Mark Schubert

SILENT/LISTEN (2014) | 8m
by Matthew Evan Taylor
featuring The Tipping Point Ensemble

VISUAL NOISE IN 6 PARTS (2013) | 7m
by Gustavo Matamoros

EXHIBITION AT STUDIO 203

MUSIC ON A BOUND STRING No. 2 (2015)
Installation by Alba Triana
on view in Studio 203 all day Saturday and Sunday

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For detailed information, pickup a free copy of our poster/program featuring artwork by Randy Nutt and designed by Claudia Ariano at ArtCenter/South Florida

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NOTES:

FLEA (FIU Laptop and ElectroAcoustic) ensemble are:
– Laura Arevalo
– Chase Dorway
– Jacques Le Sante
– Alex Lough
– Paul Steinsland
– Asami Takeyama
– Kyle De Varona

Inlets Ensemble for Experimental Practices are:
– Robert Blatt, electric guitar
– Jorge Gomez Abrante, electric guitar
– Eric Gottlieb, percussion

The Tipping Point ensemble are:
– Matthew E. Taylor sax/flute
– Leslie Miller clarinet/recorder
– Monte Taylor guitar

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SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org] is the leading proponent of experimental music and sound art in the Southeast, and the nourishing platform for projects like Audiotheque, the Subtropics Biennial and yearly Marathon, the Frozen Music Ensemble, iSAW’s Experimental Sound Archive and Sound Studio, and many more projects designed to produce, promote and present the newest, most on-topic new music and sound art experiences in South Florida.

Audiotheque’s 2015-16 season of events are possible with support from SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org], City of Miami Beach’s Cultural Affairs Program and Cultural Arts Council; with additional support from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and by the Blank Family Foundation. SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org] would also like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Sennheiser, leaders in superior sound technology

SUBTROPICS XXIII MARATHON

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
SUBTROPICS XXIII MARATHON
SAT MAR 7 | 4PM (until it ends)
audiotheque marathon concert
924 lincoln road studio 201, miami beach

featured artists:
AISLINN QUINN + BLACK SHIFT RED | ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ | CHEN-HUI JEN | DAN DICKINSON | DANIEL DUGAS + VALERIE LeBLANC | DAVID BRIESKE | EDWARD BOBB + THE INNERTIALS | ERIC GOTTLIEB | FEDERICO BONACOSSA | JACOB SUDOL | JORGE GOMEZ ABRANTE | JULIO ROLOFF | KERRY WARE | LADONNA SMITH | LAWRENCE MOORE | LIZA SEIGIDO | PAULA MATTHUSEN | PUNTO | RENE BARGE | ROBERT BLATT | and more …

Come anytime or in-and-out between 3PM and the end of the day to witness the best of Miami’s experimental music during our 23rd Subtropics Marathon. Here are some highlights in no particular order:

AISLINN QUINN + BLACK SHIFT RED
Aislinn Quinn of Absolute Zero fame will perform the premiere of Puppit — an interactive audio/video neurospast created by BlackShiftRed (Adam Rush and Aislinn Quinn).

PUNTO: The Helga Pictures
for viola, tape + video by Armando Rodríguez Ruidíaz?
The Helga Pictures are a series of more than 240 paintings and drawings of German model Helga Testorf created by Andrew Wyeth (1917–2009) between 1971 and 1985. Helga Testorf was a neighbor of Wyeth’s in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and over the course of fifteen years posed for Wyeth indoors and out of doors, nude and clothed, in attitudes that reminded writers of figures painted by Botticelli and Édouard Manet. To John Updike, her body “is what Winslow Homer’s maidens would have looked like beneath their calico.

FEDERICO BONACOSSA
Federico Bonacossa will premiere Chen-Hui Jen’s new piece for guitar and ring modulator entitled Inwards, Drinking with my Shadow. He will also perform Jacob David Sudol’s …spaces to listen to from within (iii) (2014) for prepared classical guitar, transducers, and electronics — the third in a series of works that focus on creating and exploring multiple interrelated sonic environments.  In this work, the guitar is tuned in just intonation and prepared with a transduced and stick tack.  The electronic include field recordings from Taiwan and live DSP techniques that reveal hidden acoustic properties of the guitar.

JORGE GOMEZ ABRANTE
Jorge Hector Gomez will perform Julio Roloff’s Las Arpas y Las Sombras, a composition for guitar and electronics.

KERRY WARE
Kerry Ware will perform a new piece Audio/Visual piece titled Bird Island based on the circulating pattern birds make flying over the islands in Biscayne Bay.

LAWRENCE MOORE
Lawrence Moore will present music video piece entitled “Will” composed using “Apophosis” and “Node Beat.”

LIZA SEIGIDO
Also in the program is the piece “Life” – a Song Cycle in two parts is a piece for video electronics and voice by Liza Seigido with poetry by Karen Schoenhals

DAN DICKINSON
Daniel Dickinson’s new piece Ball Bounce resembles the experience of playing a video game. as a live bassist plays, “balls” are dropped into a virtual 2-D space (on screen) with surfaces for bouncing. As the piece progresses, it moves through different “levels” (like a video game) with different visual structures and thus different sonic footprints.

DANIEL DUGAS + VALERIE LeBLANC
Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas, whose work lives in the interstice between film and poetry, will screen Flow: Big Waters. “The Everglades in July is abuzz with hatching eggs of all kinds. Our bodies remembered how to sweat as we submerged ourselves in this intense and invigorating environment. Whatever we thought about the place before arriving changed as the reality of actually being there emerged.”

DAVID BRIESKE
David Brieske will be doing a set of synthesized sounds mixed with field recordings. Erig Gottlieb will stage a performance of John Cage’s Winter Music on 8 simultaneous tracks with a recitation of excerpts from Indeterminacy.

PAULA MATTHUSEN
Paula Matthussen offers her recorded composition Lullaby. Having long been interested in the localizing aspects of ambient sounds, “lullaby” attempts to eavesdrop on the unintentional sounds present in domestic spaces at disparate locations.  Specifically, “lullaby” draws its sonic material from “Sleep”, one of the tremendously popular “virtual choirs” spearheaded by Eric Whitacre.  While the number of participants these projects involve is impressive, the localizing aspects of household noises – the whirl of computer fans and chirping of nearby appliances – are systematically removed.  With this in mind, all sonic material for “lullaby” was drawn from youtube video submissions for “Sleep”, with the voices removed using noise reduction software.  The original SSAATTBB voicing of the choir is preserved, as the spaces and technology that records them sing together.

RENE BARGE
Along similar lines, sound artist Rene Barge offers a performance of A Thing for Us to Know. He says of the piece: On occasion I arrive at objects that unfold into performative experiences that become a language of my own. For example, I may be walking on my property, with a bucket in tow to fetch water, and the sound of that bucket swinging in my hand no longer becomes a vehicle for water; it becomes a vehicle for listening. It may take some time to fetch the water at this point as I become distracted for some time by the joy of performing a swinging bucket. It is also not uncommon for prior recorded experiences to meander acoustically and merge with my property. When a performative experience merges with prior recorded experiences the results are inquisitive and inspiring. How do I explain an intrapersonal experience? How do I explain these few things I come to know through an intelligence that understands things introspectively and intuitively?  It is difficult to forget what I know, especially since I arrived at it through my own experiences. I listen and learn who I am and with A Thing for Us to Know, I will attempt to deliver something I have learned and am prepared to learn again. I can use live, bi directional microphones for surround sound with a multi channel laptop component on the side or live, stereo microphones for stereo sound with a stereo laptop component on the side. I will perform swinging plastic bucket and a watering can.

ROBERT BLATT
A recent Miami arrival, composer Robert Blatt will perform his new piece for solo classical guitar exploring tuning, noise and the harmonic field.

LaDONNA SMITH: AS SEEN BY THE EYE OF AN OWL

photo credits: ICTUS Velocities, The Stone, April 11, 2012
2012 © Peter Gannushkin — with Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith and Andrea Centazzo at The Stone.

SUBTROPICS XXIII
LaDONNA SMITH: AS SEEN BY THE EYE OF AN OWL
FRI MAR 6 | 7:30PM
audiotheque concert
924 lincoln road studio 201, miami beach

Virtuoso violist/violinist LaDonna Smith has performed improvised music internationally since the 1970s while also teaching music in Birmingham, Alabama. With long-time collaborator, guitarist Davey Williams, Smith has toured North America and Europe, and Russia, appearing at every major improvisation festival, and many new music festivals. The classically trained musician has also performed with such major improvisers as Peter Brotzmann, Anne Lebaron, Derek Bailey and Eugene Chadbourne. In addition to her work as a musician, Smith is co-editor of The Improviser, an international journal of free improvisation, and works as a visual artist, exhibiting her drawings and ceramics in the U.S. She returns to Miami as a Subtropics festival guest to perform a solo program … “as seen by the eye of an owl”.

During her stay LaDonna will also participate in recording sessions to generate materials for a listening gallery sound installation and participate in the Subtropics XXIII Marathon concert.

THOMAS BUCKNER: TRIBUTE TO ROBERT ASHLEY

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
THOMAS BUCKNER: THE MYSTERY OF THE RIVER … A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT ASHLEY
THU MAR 5 | 7:30PM
fiu carta miami beach urban studios concert
420 lincoln road, miami beach

Robert Ashley was one of the most original minds in contemporary music. Based on his insights into the relation between music and words, he invented a new form of opera, a kind of singing in a manner of speaking, which has fascinated audiences and critics world wide. Over the more than thirty years that they worked together, Ashley wrote a number of concert versions of arias from his operas, as well as stand alone works, for baritone Thomas Buckner. Each piece in this concert showcases a different aspect of Ashley’s creativity, and yet the concert cannot begin to cover the astonishing range of his work.

The first half of the concert is the briefest possible performance of the opera he often called his favorite, “Atalanta, Acts of God.” Ashley composed and wrote10 hours of material for the opera, from which each performance could be constructed. For this concert, Buckner will perform an aria from each of the opera’s three acts. The style of this opera is what the composer calls ‘spontaneous musical invention based on the declamation of the text’.

The second half contains two stand alone pieces composed especially for Buckner, one without words, in which the singer is one voice in an electronic orchestra, and one in which the accompaniment uses mouth percussion and amplification in an entirely new way. In each of Robert Ashley’s vocal works, there is a unique combination of precision and freedom for the performer, making for an exciting musical experience.

Program:

Odalisque (10′)
Voice and 3 keyboards

The Mystery of the River (10′)
Voice and prerecorded electronic orchestra

The Producer Speaks (24′)
Voice and piano

intermission

Tract (24′)
Voice and prerecorded electronic orchestra

World War III, Just the Highlights (12′)
Voice and chorus of three doing mouth percussion

For over forty years, baritone Thomas Buckner has been active as a singer and producer of new and experimental composed and improvised music. A long-time member of the late Robert Ashley’s Ensemble, Thomas Buckner returns to Miami Beach to present music specially composed for him. In tonight’s program Ashley’s Odalisque, The Producer Speaks, and WWIII, Just The Highlights will be accompanied by members of FIU’s New Music Ensemble.

Thomas Buckner, who was awarded the American Music Center’s Letter of Distinction, has for four decades championed music of the avant-garde in America and throughout the world as a performer, producer, and promoter. A former student of the legendary Metropolitan Opera baritone, Martial Singher, he was trained in the classical tradition and has continued throughout his distinguished career to broaden the scope of his vocal styles, specializing in a wide range of experimental music. Buckner has collaborated with a host of “new music” composers including Robert Ashley, Noah Creshevsky, Tom Hamilton, Earl Howard, Matthias Kaul, Leroy Jenkins, Bun Ching Lam, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Wadada Leo Smith, Chinary Ung, Christian Wolff, and many others. He has made solo appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Harvard University, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Edinburgh Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, and the Bienalli Festival of Venice, presenting a repertoire that includes more than 100 compositions, written for, or dedicated to him.

Thomas Buckner has participated in over 40 recordings, including six solo albums: Full Spectrum Voice [1991], Sign of the Times [1994], Inner Journey [1998], and His Tone of Voice [2001], Contexts [2006], and New Music for Baritone and Chamber Ensemble [2007] as well as collaborations with distinguished artists Borah Bergman (piano), and David Darling (cello), Earl Howard (saxophone), Gustavo Aguilar (percussion), and Wu Man (pipa). The entire discography features newly commissioned works by an impressive array of composers including Annea Lockwood, Somei Satoh, Alvin Lucier, Muhal Richard Abrams, Blue Gene Tyranny, Brian Smith, David Behrman, Robert Ashley, Petr Kotik, Tania León and many others, who utilize Buckner’s wide range of musical styles.

He also has created the Mutable Music record label to produce new recordings and reissue some important historic recordings, previously unavailable in CD format. The impressive catalog includes recordings by Randy Weston, Roscoe Mitchell, Borah Bergman, Jerome Cooper, Joseph Bacon,Earl Howard, Noah Creshevsky, and Tom Hamilton.

FAST FORWARD: SOUND KITCHEN

SUBTROPICS XXIII
FAST FORWARD: SOUND KITCHEN
WED MAR 4 | 7:30PM
audiotheque concert
924 lincoln road  studio 201, miami beach

Fast Forward is a New York based english composer and performer who makes music with almost anything. Using an array of kitchen hardware and assorted objects Fast Forward performs his latest composition for alternative instrumentation. In his solo concerts, he adopts a sculptural approach to creating sound. He examines the sensual, tactile qualities of the objects, then ties the sound of the objects to the physical gesture that creates the sound. The result is a stage presence that integrates the visual element of the performance with the music.

LISTENING CLUB | THE MUSIC OF ROBERT ASHLEY

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
LISTENING CLUB: THE MUSIC OF ROBERT ASHLEY
curator: THOMAS BUCKNER
TUE MAR 3 | 7:30PM
audiotheque listening session
924 lincoln road  studio 201, miami beach

As the New Yorker magazine recently stated, “With the passing of Robert Ashley (1930-2014), America lost a musical voice that was not only daringly experimental but also deeply human.” Baritone Thomas Buckner, a longtime collaborator on Ashley’s invention of new operatic forms, will present a talk with recorded examples illustrating Ashley’s central insight that the words are the music.

SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org] would like to acknowledge that, since 1996, Robert Ashley played a special role in the history of the Subtropics Biennial as a member of our artistic advisory board.

Peter Greenaway | 4 American Composers – (IV) Robert Ashley (1983)

CLAUDIA QUINTET + 1: ROYAL TOAST

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
CLAUDIA JAZZ QUINTET: ROAYL TOAST
with special guest, Miami’s own FABIAN ALMAZAN
SAT FEB 28 | 7:30PM
the gleason room | the fillmore miami beach ticketed concert
1700 washington avenue, miami beach

after concert happy hour reception at the vagabond hotel
7301 biscayne blvd, miami 33138

GEN. $15/$20 (TM) | VIP $28.50/$32.50 (TM)

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW : TICKETMASTER
or (avoid fees) at the fillmore’s box office
including discounts for
miami beach residents, students, and seniors

This performance of John Hollenbeck and the Claudia Quintet, presented by SFCA and its Subtropics Biennial in collaboration with EMIT Series and its St. Pete. Jazz Festival and the Timucua Arts Foundation, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz,  a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

From NYC, the Claudia Quintet has walked a unique path in contemporary jazz since their founding in the late 1990s. Unlike most jazz ensembles where the particular musicians may come and go, drummer, composer and leader John Hollenbeck always wanted Claudia to be a ‘band’ with a sound not only determined by the compositions and the instrumentation, but with the actual players who perform the music. This concept is why Claudia has had an immediately identifiable sound since its inception. In that sound, the exceptional artistry and individuality of each musician is skillfully revealed throughout Hollenbeck’s original compositions.

Formed by Hollenbeck in 1997, this NYC ensemble’s sound continues to explore the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone. The Claudia Quintet has amazed audiences from Alabama to the Amazon. Their singular sound has inspired dancing hippie girls at a New Mexico noise festival, the avant-garde cognoscenti in the concert halls of Vienna and Sao Paolo, and a generation of young musicians worldwide. In the course of the thousands of miles they have traveled together and hundreds of concerts they’ve played, the Claudia Quintet has evolved and grown, developing a dynamic live sound based on trust and spontaneity. They bring this powerful energy into the studio, where they record the old-fashioned way, live, playing as a band.

Over the past decade, the group has released six CDs that are critically acclaimed worldwide and whose appeal extends well beyond, as well as including traditional jazz audiences. The group’s first album, “The Claudia Quintet,” was released on the Blueshift CRI record label. The group has since established a long time relationship with the Cuneiform label, releasing five albums with them.

The personnel for this concert tour includes John Hollenbeck – drums, Drew Gress – bass (John Abercrombie, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane); Matt Moran – vibraphone (Slavic Soul Party, Mat Maneri, Nate Wooley); Red Wierenga – accordion (Respect Quartet, Signal, Brad Lubman); and Chris Speed – clarinet and tenor saxophone (Uri Caine, Endangered Blood, Alas No Axis) and Fabian Almazan – special guest pianist. This concert is sponsored by Chamber Music America & the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Royal Toast:

Claudia Quintet Promo:

JOHN BISCHOFF: AUDIO COMBINE

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
JOHN BISCHOFF: AUDIO COMBINE
FRI FEB 27 | 7:30PM
audiotheque concert
924 lincoln road studio 201, miami beach

An early pioneer of live computer music, Bischoff will perform a set of solo electronic pieces which incorporate a custom analog circuit of his own design. The circuit is linked to his laptop via audio lines. As Bischoff activates the circuit, the resulting sounds are analyzed in real-time by the laptop and used to inform an extended computer-synthesis response. A binding together of the analog and digital realms is the result, the unique characteristics of each medium crossbred and counterpoised in time to form a hybrid sensibility. Pieces in the set include Field Transfer, Vocal Imprint, Circuit Combine, and Surface Effect.

JOSE HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ AND JACOB SUDOL

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
JOSE HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ AND JACOB SUDOL
THU FEB 26 | 7:30PM
audiotheque concert
924 lincoln road studio 201, miami beach

JOSE HERNANDEZ SANCHEZ
A nearby explosion, classical music, a conversation, a piece of sound art all involve our sense of hearing but each one engages us in a different way.  And in the music of Jose Hernandez Sanchez, electronic sounds, noises, samples and a variety of new and traditional computer music techniques are combined to induce some of these different types of engagement states within a single composition.

JACOB SUDOL
Jacob David Sudol’s music uses electronic and computational means to allow listeners to explore various acoustic and psycho-acoustic phenomena in intimate poetic and new ritualistic environments. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Composition and the Coordinator of Music Technology area at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.  His works have been performed through the USA, Canada, England, Germany, and Taiwan.

CHARLES CURTIS: SOLO RECITAL

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
CHARLES CURTIS: SOLO RECITAL
WED FEB 25 | 7:30PM
FIU MBUS
420 lincoln road, miami beach

Called by ArtForum “one of the great cellists” as well as “spellbinding and minimal,” Charles Curtis has woven a unique career through the worlds of classical performance and musical experimentation. 

In the last few years Curtis has developed a unique repertoire of major works created expressly for the distinctive qualities of his cello-playing. The great American experimental composer Alvin Lucier has composed numerous works for Curtis, including pieces for cello and sine waves, cello and piano, and cello with large orchestra. French composer Eliane Radigue created her very first work for a purely acoustic instrument for Curtis, the hour-long solo “Naldjorlak I,” which Curtis has performed scores of times throughout the world; more recently “Naldjorlak III” and “Occam 5? have been developed collaboratively with Curtis. Artist and performer Alison Knowles created a unique graphic score for Curtis which has been realized in galleries and alternative settings.  

This concert in collaboration with New Music Miami and will feature two of these works by Alvin Lucier, plus Radigue’s “Occam 5,” and Knowles’s “Rice and Beans for Charles Curtis.”

ABBEY RADER QUARTET: GET FREE

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
ABBEY RADER QUARTET: GET FREE
SAT FEB 21 | 7:30PM
audiotheque concert and film screening
924 lincoln road studio 201, miami beach

This time around we celebrate the reunion of the original Abbey Rader quartet with, Abbey Rader, John McMinn, Noah Brandmark and Kyle Motl with guest saxophonist Drew Ceccato.  The evening will include a premiere screening of the documentary, Get Free, exploring the journey of Abbey Rader, a jazz drummer, Buddhist and martial artist, who dedicated his life to the pursuit of spiritual freedom at all costs. Check out the trailer for a sneak peek.

ABBEY RADER: GET FREE

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SUBTROPICS XXIII
ABBEY RADER QUARTET: GET FREE
FRI FEB 20 | 4PM
miami beach cinema concert and film screening
1130 washington avenue, miami beach

This time around we celebrate the reunion of the original Abbey Rader quartet with, Abbey Rader, John McMinn, Noah Brandmark and Kyle Motl with guest saxophonist Drew Ceccato.  The evening will include a premiere screening of the documentary, Get Free, exploring the journey of Abbey Rader, a jazz drummer, Buddhist and martial artist, who dedicated his life to the pursuit of spiritual freedom at all costs. Check out the trailer for a sneak peek.