COMPARING [ SOUND ] NOTES

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“so far, it’s been a Frozen Music year”

Excerpt from Early Timely Late by Frozen Music at Vizcaya | 2021.03.11
© 2021, Frozen Music | Subtropics Editions.

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The Deering Estate
in collaboration with
Subtropics Organization
presents

Deering Estate
presents:

Art Talk: Frozen Music

A conversation with Rene Barge, David Dunn, and Gustavo Matamoros
about their practice and the collaborative process of Frozen Music

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | 6 – 7 PM EST

Hosted by Melissa Diaz, curator of art at Deering Estate

Online Event: Register Now!

Frozen Music (Gustavo Matamoros, Rene Barge, and David Dunn) is an experimental sound artist collective and performing ensemble that designs and realizes immersive sound environments in response to the acoustical characteristics of a given site. Their latest work, ‘Paranormal’ captures the often-unnoticed or overlooked sounds of the Deering Estate through this most recent project. Through an extensive survey of the property, FM has elevated the unheard acoustics of the Estate for audiences to create a sound portrait – a curated composition that celebrates the auditory elements of the subject. FM’s sound-portraits, or ‘retratos,’ immortalize these unique auditory profiles.

Listen to a recent WLRN-FM story by Julian Quintana:
The Deering Estate Features Ghostly Sound Installation As Part Of Their Spring Art Exhibit 

This Frozen Music sound picnic events, as well as the sound installation Paranormal, represent the outcome of a Research and Commissioning Artist Residency at Deering Estate; and it is possible with additional support from Miami-Dade County Mayor, the Board of County Commissioners and the Cultural Affairs Department; and The Blank Family Foundation. Additional support from Vertical ResponseThe Estate of Charles RecherSennheiser USA leader in superior sound technology, Arianographix, and Art and Science Laboratory of Santa Fe, NM

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Subtropics Organization
in collaboration with
Miami Beach Culture Crawl
presents

Summer
a new sound picnic by Frozen Music

part of the Three of Four Seasons Series
of Sound Picnics

Thursday, May 20 | 6-9pm

Collins Park
2100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach

The last in a series of sound picnics by Frozen Music celebrating the seasons, Summer is a site-specific performative installations playing continuously from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of Miami Beach Culture Crawl. Located  next to The Bass Museum’s main entrance at Collins Park near 21st Street, Summer consists of an enveloping environment revealing aspects of the sonic signature of Collins Park not accessible to our naked ears. This tapestry of sound can be experienced over a casual stroll around the park, or as a picnic, over an extended period up on a picnic blanket—in which case we recommend you bring your own along with a basket and your favorite picnic fare.

This performance by FM is possible with the support of the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Culture, Cultural Arts Council, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; and Miami-Dade County Mayor, the Board of County Commissioners and the Cultural Affairs Department; and The Blank Family Foundation.

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The Deering Estate
in collaboration with
Subtropics Organization
presents

FM Paranormal
A research residency and
full spectrum sound installation by Frozen Music
that makes audible activity recorded in the Richmond Cottage
in full-spectrum audio
through three-channel of audio
located in the staircase

as part of the exhibition titled
Homemaking
at The Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33157

continues daily though June 13, 2021

image: Still from Andale, a film by Charles Recher. Used by permission from The Estate of Charles Recher

This installation by FM is possible with the support of The Deering Estate; Miami-Dade County Mayor, the Board of County Commissioners and the Cultural Affairs Department; and The Blank Family Foundation.

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september 2021


subtropics 25

keep your eyes on the radar about our next milestone, Subtropics 25 when you’ll be able to hear live people peopling with joy all of the repressed creativity our artists have reserved for this Miami celebration now slated for September 2021

FM Soundpaintings

Subtropics 25 will showcase the world premiere of FM: Soundpaintings — a 120-channel orchestral set of variations on a theme by our own Frozen Music colleague, sound artist David Dunn. This arrangement of the original has been adapted and augmented by the members of FM specifically for the Constellation sound system at Soundscape Park

Amplifying the multichannel sound experience typical of Frozen Music will be an HDR, high resolution enhanced version of the film 60 Sound Paintings, a visual representation of Dunn’s theme. This performance commemorates the first duo-decennial of Frozen Music

Subtropics 25 is possible with the support of the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Culture, Cultural Arts Council, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; and Miami-Dade County Mayor, the Board of County Commissioners and the Cultural Affairs Department; The New World Symphony; and The Blank Family Foundation.

SUBTROPICS RADIO

Listening Club | Season 3 | Episode 9 ( 88:49 )
EXPLODING ASIA
curator: Joseph Celli

Audiotheque Residency | May-June, 2016  ( 01:54 )
LADONNA SMITH ( bowed strings ) & DAVEY WILLIAMS ( electric guitar )
short outtake from 2016-06-04 duo session recorded by Gustavo Matamoros

Audiotheque Performance ( 01:09 )
JASON CALLOWAY: SOLO CELLO
Excerpt from the 2015-10-08 live performance of “Hommage A Paul Sacher Pour Violoncello Solo” by Henri Dutilleux

Frozen Music Ensemble  ( 07:00 )
FROZEN MUSIC: MARCH IN NEW YORK
Excerpt from the 2018-03-01 live 2-hour-long New York debut performance by Frozen Music at Roulette as part of the Interpretations Series featuring David Dunn, Rene Barge and Gustavo Matamoros