SUBTROPICS 2023 MARATHON

Three Satellite Events and a Marathon at Deering Estate bring back echoes of Subtropics Festivals past

Experience the Subtropics Marathon— an extraordinary showcase of intermedia and experimental artists pushing sonic boundaries in South Florida. Join us for four consecutive days at FIU’s i360 XR Theater, Miami Music Archive’s new space in Opa-Locka, and the charming Deering Estate Theater in South Miami. With 40+ artists participating, these free with ticket reservations public events are not to be missed.

Featured Artists

TONY ALLEGRO | TIM ARCHAMBAULT | SHAHREYAR ATAIE | RENE BARGE | RANDALL BEAVER | EMLIE BERTEAU | BLACK MAYONNAISE | FEDERICO BONACOSSA | DAVID BRIESKE | STEVEN BRISTOL + MARCO + NICO | CALNEPUELCO | DIMITRY CHAMY | CLOYSTER.WAV | CYJO | ADALBERTO DELGADO | CARLOS DOMINGUEZ | DAVID DUNN | FRANK “RAT” FALESTRA | RICK FANTASIES | RUSSELL FREHLING | RICHARD GARET | GHSTFLWR | ARNO GIL | SUSIE GREEN | FREDDY JOUWAYED | JOSE IGNACIO HERNANDEZ-SANCHEZ | STUART KING | LUKAS LIGETI | VIVIAN MARTHELL | NICOLE MARTINEZ | GUSTAVO MATAMOROS | MICROMINX | RANDY NUTT | JUDY ROBERTSON | JULIO ROLOFF | DENIS ROVINSKY | DANIA SIXTO | KERRY WARE 

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE | CYLINDER | SEP 27 | 4 – 8 PM

World Premiere: CYLINDER — A Sonic Journey into the Heart of Space

i360 XR Theater
Glenn Hubert Library
Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus

“Cylinder” is an auditory masterpiece and by the acclaimed sound artist, Gustavo Matamoros. This pioneering ambisonic sound art installation promises an experience that transcends the traditional boundaries of sound and physical space.

ABOUT THE WORK:

“Cylinder” is the culmination of Gustavo’s first year-and-a-half-long artistic residency at the i360 Theater. The avant-garde state-of-the-art i360 XR Theater is nestled within the Glenn Hubert Library at the Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Cylinder is not just an installation, but a testament to the artist’s journey and exploration of sound and physical space — a journey that will now become a permanent part of the Theater’s collection.

Gustavo’s installations, including “Cylinder,” are renowned for their ability to reveal the unique acoustic personality of a particular space. Through sustained tones that resonate with the architecture, they invite the audience into a deeper understanding of the unseen dimensions of space and a heightened state of consciousness.

On this day, we are excited to present the world premiere of “Cylinder.” This one-day sound installation will be open from 4 PM to 8 PM. We invite audiences to step into the installation, to sit, stand, and wander through the space. To maintain an intimate experience, we request groups to be no larger than ten people at a time.

DAY TWO | SYMBIOSIS | SEP 28 | 4 – 8 PM

World Premiere: SYMBIOSIS — A Fusion of Sound and Physical Space

i360 XR Theater
Glenn Hubert Library
Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus

The world premiere of “Symbiosis,” an ambisonic sound art collaboration between the illustrious David Dunn and Gustavo Matamoros, is an extraordinary auditory adventure.

ABOUT THE WORK:

“Symbiosis” is a breathtaking blend of electronic sounds generated by an autonomous chaotic system of dozens of analog circuits and digital electronics, masterfully designed by David Dunn. These unpredictable sounds flow over a bed of ever-evolving resonant frequencies, the acoustic signature of the i360 Theater’s architecture, expertly captured and presented in full ambisonic format by Gustavo Matamoros.

“Symbiosis” invites audiences into an immersive auditory landscape, where sound becomes physical and intertwines with space  in unpredictable and exciting ways. Experience the magic of this world premiere and let “Symbiosis” take you on a journey into the world of sound and architecture.

DAY THREE | MARATHON EVEN EVENT | SEP 29 | 9PM – 3AM

DAY FOUR | SUBTROPICS 2023 MARATHON | SEP 30 | 4PM – 10PM

Subtropics 2023 Marathon

4PM

LOLITA [3:30]
Vivian Marthell
fixed media | video

PRISM BREAK [5:20]
Rene Barge
fixed media | four channel audio

EL QUIXOTE [2:40]
Adalberto Delgado
fixed media | video

GOOD TO SEE YOU, AGAIN [10:00]
Carlos Dominguez
live performance | mixer feedback

CYCLADIC FRAGMENTS [2:40]
Tony Allegro
video

TEN MINUTES [10:00]
Kerry Ware
live performance | digital audio collage

5PM

CITIZENS OF THE MOON [10:00]
Randy Nutt
fixed media | stereo sound field

DURA [3:20]
Adalberto Delgado
fixed media | video

SIGNOI [6:00]
Susie Green + Rodrigo Arcaya
live performance | four channel intermedia

UNTITLED (36) – DOUBLE INFINITY FOR PHILL NIBLOCK [14:00]
Gil Arno + Richard Garet + Gustavo Matamoros
fixed media | sound video

6PM

PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE [10:00]
Randall Beaver +Maria Cruz-Gonzáles + Alasdair Beaver
live performance | voice + sax + slide projection

34 [9:30]
Emilie Berteau + Julien Voinot + Christophe Dietsch
film

FOUR BELLS [8:00]
Julio Roloff
fixed media | four channel audio

A WOLF HOWLS
AWAY
FROM A WAXING MOON
HOVERING OVER A GOOSE
AS IT BITES A CHILD
[8:00]
Federico Bonacossa
live performance | just intonation guitar + electronics

7PM

ART IS NOT A COMMODITY [5:35]
Russell Frehling
fixed media | four channel audio

I N C O M M E S U R A B L E B E C K O N [9:40]
Freddy Jouwayed + Sinisa Kukec
fixed media | sound video

INSCAPE 3 [3:45]
David Dunn
fixed media | four channel audio

| | | | [5:50]
Denis Rovinsky
fixed media | four channel audio

CUBIC ENTANGLEMENT [10:00]
Richard Garet
live performance | stereo sound field

8PM

STRINGS 69 [10:00]
Frank ” Rat” Falestra
live performance | custom-assembled string instrument

SMOKE SIGNALS FROM LALALAND [9:00]
Lukas Ligeti
fixed media | stereo sound field

EAR CANDY [10:00]
José Hernández-Sánchez
fixed media | four channel audio + lights + props

ALCHEMY [5:20]
Shahreyar Ataie + Steve Peters
fixed media | sound video

9PM

PORTALS (OF THE NIGHT GARDEN) [2:50]
Dimitry Chamy
fixed media | video

THE ALEATORIC TRUMPET [10:00]
Stuart King
live performance | trumpet + electronics + lights

CLEANING UP [8:15]
The Creative Destruction
fixed media | sound video

UNFINISHED [10:00]
live performance | bass clarinet + assorted electronics

subtropics 2023 marathon

Three Satellite Events and a Marathon at Deering Estate bring back echoes of Subtropics Festivals past

Experience the Subtropics Marathon— an extraordinary showcase of intermedia and experimental artists pushing sonic boundaries in South Florida. Join us for four consecutive days at FIU’s i360 XR Theater, Miami Music Archive’s new space in Opa-Locka, and the charming Deering Estate Theater in South Miami. With 40+ artists participating, these free with ticket reservations public events are not to be missed.

Featured Artists

TONY ALLEGRO | TIM ARCHAMBAULT | SHAHREYAR ATAIE | RENE BARGE | RANDALL BEAVER | EMLIE BERTEAU | BLACK MAYONNAISE | FEDERICO BONACOSSA | DAVID BRIESKE | STEVEN BRISTOL + MARCO + NICO | CALNEPUELCO | DIMITRY CHAMY | CLOYSTER.WAV | CYJO | ADALBERTO DELGADO | CARLOS DOMINGUEZ | DAVID DUNN | FRANK “RAT” FALESTRA | RICK FANTASIES | RUSSELL FREHLING | RICHARD GARET | GHSTFLWR | ARNO GIL | SUSIE GREEN | FREDDY JOUWAYED | JOSE IGNACIO HERNANDEZ-SANCHEZ | STUART KING | LUKAS LIGETI | VIVIAN MARTHELL | NICOLE MARTINEZ | GUSTAVO MATAMOROS | MICROMINX | RANDY NUTT | JUDY ROBERTSON | JULIO ROLOFF | DENIS ROVINSKY | DANIA SIXTO | KERRY WARE 

SCHEDULE

DAY ONE | CYLINDER | SEP 27 | 4 – 8 PM

World Premiere: CYLINDER — A Sonic Journey into the Heart of Space

i360 XR Theater
Glenn Hubert Library
Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus

“Cylinder” is an auditory masterpiece and by the acclaimed sound artist, Gustavo Matamoros. This pioneering ambisonic sound art installation promises an experience that transcends the traditional boundaries of sound and physical space.

ABOUT THE WORK:

“Cylinder” is the culmination of Gustavo’s first year-and-a-half-long artistic residency at the i360 Theater. The avant-garde state-of-the-art i360 XR Theater is nestled within the Glenn Hubert Library at the Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Cylinder is not just an installation, but a testament to the artist’s journey and exploration of sound and physical space — a journey that will now become a permanent part of the Theater’s collection.

Gustavo’s installations, including “Cylinder,” are renowned for their ability to reveal the unique acoustic personality of a particular space. Through sustained tones that resonate with the architecture, they invite the audience into a deeper understanding of the unseen dimensions of space and a heightened state of consciousness.

On this day, we are excited to present the world premiere of “Cylinder.” This one-day sound installation will be open from 4 PM to 8 PM. We invite audiences to step into the installation, to sit, stand, and wander through the space. To maintain an intimate experience, we request groups to be no larger than ten people at a time.

DAY TWO | SYMBIOSIS | SEP 28 | 4 – 8 PM

World Premiere: SYMBIOSIS — A Fusion of Sound and Physical Space

i360 XR Theater
Glenn Hubert Library
Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus

The world premiere of “Symbiosis,” an ambisonic sound art collaboration between the illustrious David Dunn and Gustavo Matamoros, is an extraordinary auditory adventure.

ABOUT THE WORK:

“Symbiosis” is a breathtaking blend of electronic sounds generated by an autonomous chaotic system of dozens of analog circuits and digital electronics, masterfully designed by David Dunn. These unpredictable sounds flow over a bed of ever-evolving resonant frequencies, the acoustic signature of the i360 Theater’s architecture, expertly captured and presented in full ambisonic format by Gustavo Matamoros.

“Symbiosis” invites audiences into an immersive auditory landscape, where sound becomes physical and intertwines with space  in unpredictable and exciting ways. Experience the magic of this world premiere and let “Symbiosis” take you on a journey into the world of sound and architecture.

DAY THREE | MARATHON EVEN EVENT | SEP 29 | 9PM – 3AM

DAY FOUR | SUBTROPICS 2023 MARATHON | SEP 30 | 4PM – 10PM

Subtropics 2023 Marathon

4PM

LOLITA [3:30]
Vivian Marthell
fixed media | video | stereo sound field

PRISM BREAK [5:20]
Rene Barge
fixed media | four channel audio | subtropics collection

EL QUIXOTE [2:40]
Adalberto Delgado
fixed media | video | stereo

GOOD TO SEE YOU, AGAIN [10:00]
Carlos Dominguez
live performance | mixer feedback | stereo sound field

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 2:14 excerpt | subtropics editions

CYCLADIC FRAGMENTS [2:40]
Tony Allegro
fixed media | video | stereo

TEN MINUTES [10:00]
Kerry Ware
live performance | digital audio soundscape | stereo sound field

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 2:20 excerpt | subtropics editions

5PM

CITIZENS OF THE MOON [10:00]
Randy Nutt
fixed media | stereo sound field

DURA [3:20]
Adalberto Delgado
fixed media | sound video | stereo sound field

SIGNOI [6:00]
Susie Green + Rodrigo Arcaya
live performance | four channel intermedia

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 2:27 excerpt | subtropics editions

UNTITLED (36) – DOUBLE INFINITY FOR PHILL NIBLOCK [14:00]
Gil Arno + Richard Garet + Gustavo Matamoros
fixed media | sound video | stereo sound field | contour editions

6PM

PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE [10:00]
Randall Beaver +Maria Cruz-Gonzáles + Alasdair Beaver
live performance | voice + sax + slide projection

34 [9:30]
Emilie Berteau + Julien Voinot + Christophe Dietsch ( soundtrack )
fixed media | sound film (video) | stereo sound field

FOUR BELLS [8:00]
Julio Roloff
fixed media | acousmatic | four channel audio

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 2:40 excerpt | subtropics editions

A WOLF HOWLS
AWAY
FROM A WAXING MOON
HOVERING OVER A GOOSE
AS IT BITES A CHILD
[8:00]
Federico Bonacossa
live performance | microtonal MIDI guitar + electronics | stereo sound field

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 2:00 excerpt | subtropics editions

7PM

ART IS NOT A COMMODITY [5:35]
Russell Frehling
fixed media | acousmatic | four channel audio | subtropics collection

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 1:40 excerpt | subtropics editions

I N C O M M E S U R A B L E B E C K O N [9:40]
Freddy Jouwayed + Sinisa Kukec
fixed media | sound video

INSCAPE 3 [3:45]
David Dunn
fixed media | acousmatic | four channel audio | subtropics collection

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 1:00 excerpt | subtropics editions

| | | | [5:50]
Denis Rovinsky
fixed media | acousmatic | four channel audio

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 3:00 excerpt | subtropics editions

CUBIC ENTANGLEMENT [10:00]
Richard Garet
live performance | digital audio soundscape | stereo sound field

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 3:00 excerpt | subtropics editions

8PM

STRINGS 69 [10:00]
Frank ” Rat” Falestra
live performance | custom-assembled string instrument

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 2:20 excerpt | subtropics editions

SMOKE SIGNALS FROM LALALAND [9:00]
Lukas Ligeti
fixed media | stereo sound field

EAR CANDY [10:00]
José Hernández-Sánchez
fixed media | four channel audio + lights + props

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 1:50 excerpt | subtropics editions

ALCHEMY [5:20]
Shahreyar Ataie + Steve Peters ( soundtrack )
fixed media | sound video | stereo sound field | subtropics collection

9PM

PORTALS (OF THE NIGHT GARDEN) [2:50]
Dimitry Chamy
fixed media | video

THE ALEATORIC TRUMPET [10:00]
Stuart King
live performance | trumpet + electronics + lights | stereo sound field

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 2:55 excerpt | subtropics editions

CLEANING UP [8:15]
The Creative Destruction
fixed media | sound video | stereo sound field

UNFINISHED [10:00]
live performance | bass clarinet + assorted electronics | stereo sound field

binaural audio from ambisonic live recording | 2:30 excerpt | subtropics editions