AFICIONADOS | Emotions and Music?

what’s in a “word” or “sentence” that evokes in us an emotional response? is it meaning? tone of voice? the combination of both? or is it something else? what about in a musical sound or passage? what in it makes it funny, joyful, serene, scary, sad… ? is music a language and do we all respond to it the same way?


AFICIONADOS (a happy hour listening event) PRESENTS:
Music and Emotions? an informal experiment
Special Guest: Carlos Suarez, Esperanto Records

Special guest Carlos Suarez—former manager of Esperanto Records in Miami Beach and now visiting from Brazil—would like to examine your emotional response to music during the next episode of Audiotheque’s Aficionados.

Carlos invites everyone to bring your favorite (1) recorded example (on vinyl, cassette, cd, Spotify, Youtube, Smart phone, etc) to this show and tell: you know … that one musical selection that really gets under your skin.

Make a donation at the door and enjoy snacks and drinks during this happy hour event.


leading proponent of experimental music and sound art in the Southeast

with support from
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

and from
City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program and Cultural Arts Council
State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture
Miami-Dade County Mayor, the Board of County Commissioners and the Cultural Affairs Department

additional support from
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special thanks to our partner organization
ArtCenter South Florida