Category Archives: SUBTROPICS biennial

Miami’s festival of experimental music and sound art. Gustavo Matamoros, Artistic Director

SUBTROPICS 22 MARATHON: Part 2

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MAR 17 | 2-6PM

Audiotheque
924 Lincoln Road | 201, Miami Beach

SUBTROPICS 22 MARATHON - PART 2

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 …

SUBTROPICS 22 MARATHON: Part 1

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MAR 16 | 2-6PM
Audiotheque
924 Lincoln Road | 201, Miami Beach

SUBTROPICS 22 MARATHON - PART 1

Special Guest: Lou Mallozzi

Peers (2010)
sound performance for 12 readers, 30 minutes

Peers is a performance comprised of everything Lee Harvey Oswald said from the moment of Kennedy’s assassination until the moment of Oswald’s assassination. The text is recited by twelve people in unison, a stand-in for the jury Oswald never had, one of many gaps and absences in an event that has become so mythological that its facts may never surface nor perhaps even matter.

Lou Mallozzi is a sound artist based in Chicago who makes performances, installations, and recorded works. He is on the faculty of the Sound Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is executive director of Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago.

Other highlights include performances by …

… composer-performers, Carlos Dominguez, Phillip Hermans and Ryan Maguire visiting from Dartmouth College …

… visual artists Sandra Binion from Chicago will be setting up an installation to run during the length of the marathon …

… composer Lawrence W. Moore will perform, “Establishment”, a piece is based on I Ching hexigrams sonified through synthesis and depicted through video art …

… also included in the program will be a piece by Miami born composer Matthew Hettick for electronics … as well as …

… a work for 5 players called Inner Cycles by composer Rodrigo Bussad, featuring David Dean Mendoza, Liza Seigido, Lawrence W. Moore, Peter Learn, and the composer …

 … Nestor Prieto‘s Graupel is an improvisation that takes advantage of the textural characteristics of instruments in my collection of hand-made and circuit-bent electronics.  These units include: The three-oscillator Maxim’s NAND synth, a photo-controlled Atari Punk Console, a circuit-bent Stylophone, a circuit-bent Gakken SX-150 analog synth, the Curious George delay unit (based on the PT2399 echo/delay IC), and the Better Botanicals/Lord Shiva circuit-bent chorus/tremolo unit …

… also in the program, a special appearance by Nicole Martinez and her battery of sound objects … and by David Brieske performing on guitar and synths over field recordings …

… another addition is a quadraphonic piece by Wolfgang Gil

Stay tuned for more information about this concert.

FIRST NIGHT AT SOBE ARTS: World Premieres

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MAR 15 | Concert and Talk

FIRST NIGHT AT SOBE ARTS / SUBTROPICS
a concert of world premieres
8pm | Tickets: $10

ART SPEAKS: NEW MUSIC, AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE
Pre-concert symposium with
Carson Kievman and Gustavo Matamoros
(Those attending will received priority seating)
7:00pm

SoBe Institute of the Arts
2100 Washignton Avenue, Miami Beach

This concert of world premieres is organized by SoBe Institute of the Arts and features the Mystery Park Arts Band.  For detailed information about this program, including composers bios, etc., click here

program

Chant de l’aube, l’obscurité by Martin Loridan

Piano Quintet by Ian Mitchell

Metamorphosis by Dmitry Kitsenko

Nautilus Dances by Julia Muench

Stringtrio by Henrik Ajax

Suite Latino-Americana by Andersen Viana

Dance of the Hoodoos by Pamela Marshall

Skitter by Matt van Brink

Enix by Hikari Kiyama

Mystery Park Arts Band

Anthea Kechley, flute
Kim Everett, oboe
Paul Green, clarinet
Lluis Soldevila, horn
Milana Strezeva, piano
Bogdan (Ben) Chruszcz, violin
Svetlana Kosakovskaya, violin
Carl St. Jacques, viola
Kameron Cole, cello
Robert Chumbley, conductor
Carson Kievman, artistic director