The Deering Estate
in collaboration with
Subtropics Organization

Deering Estate

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

LISTEN NOW – to this Sound Talk posted by Deering Estate on its Youtube channel

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