AUDIOTHEQUE 2.0: Opening and Exhibition Schedule

Subtropics Organization
with support from Knight Foundation
ArtCenter/South Florida ( Oolite Arts )
Miami Dade Cultural Affairs Department
and the City of Miami Beach

“every Saturday something new! and what might that be? good question”

featured installation:
Four Audible Experiences of Movement of Sound in Space
open Saturdays 1-6PM through December 15 2018
( see special Art Basel Week hours below )

a 2017 Knight Arts Challenge project

VENUE: Audiotheque
located in studio 201
at ArtCenter/South Florida
924 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach FL 33139

visit and subscribe to our Facebook Events Page
to keep up with what we’ve developed for next Saturday

Special Miami Art Week Hours:
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 1-6pm
Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 1-6pm
Friday, December 7, 2018 | 1-6pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 | 1-6pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 1-6pm


a chamber for sound introspection”

Gustavo Matamoros – currently a resident artist at ArtCenter/South Florida – has a 35 year career of designing and implementing frameworks for exploring perception in the realm of sound art.  Audiotheque 2.0 is his latest sound installation project conceived as a chamber for sound introspection in celebration of the auditory sense.

Audiotheque 2.0 features a 30-channel sound environment, a new order of sound art installation created by Matamoros. This new multi-channel environment is organized around four set configurations that can be used independently or together to exhibit new works of spatialized sound that offer visitors different kinds of immersive listening experiences. The aim is to provide sound art experiences not available elsewhere in South Florida.

“Four Audible Experiences of Movement of Sound in Space”

FOUR AUDIBLE EXPERIENCES OF MOVEMENT OF SOUND IN SPACE for Audiotheque 2.0 was created by Matamoros to highlight four different ways in which its new audio system can be used.

“The first experience I call, SMALL SOUND UP A WALL (for Alison Knowles.)  The second is titled, EVERGLADES: APPLIED UNIVERSAL FORCE (for Charles Recher.) Next comes, STRING SOLO (for Vito Acconci.) And last (but not least) is, EIGHTY FIVE AUDIBLE MOMENTS (for Pauline Oliveros.)”

“Small Sounds are those created in the studio by exploring very small objects, to use one Alison Knowles’ phrases typical in our conversations: ‘close at hand.’ Everglades is the direct result of a month-long, 2013 A.I.R.I.E. residency at Everglades National Park where I gathered over 200 hours of nature recordings captured in multiple locations at various times of the day, but mostly in the evenings. To scientists, this piece should fell like a wildlife party of sounds that aren’t normally heard together. To my ears, String Solo is the most poetic of the four. It is an introspective yet physically enveloping experience from the perspective of a single vibrating string—so close that it resembles what we might see when looking at it through the lens of an electronic microscope. Eighty Five Audible Moments is the most eclectic of the four. It was one of 84 other commissions from 84 other composers and sound artists by Ione as a surprise to celebrate her wife’s Pauline’s 85th birthday. My piece to Pauline consists of 85 sound-events organized to occur within the span of 85 seconds.”

— Gustavo Matamoros

“every Saturday something new!”

Saturdays 1-6PM through DEC 15, 2018
visit our Facebook Audiotheque Events Page for weekly updates

Beginning October 1 and for the next three months, Matamoros will be creating additional content for Audiotheque 2.0, alone and in collaboration with other Audiotheque resident artists such as John Driscoll, Edward Bobb, Rene Barge, Rob Constable, Julio Roloff and Wolfgang Gil.

“Each week something new will be created, modified, altered. Each Saturday – through December 15, 2018 – something new will be added to the mix. What would that be? we yet don’t know. Get ready to be surprised.” 

Matamoros will also on occasions compose arrangements of existing works by renowned sound artists from the Subtropics Experimental Sound Archive Collection. It all promises to be a very exciting three-month season of mind-bending auditory experiences, right here, at the heart of Miami Beach.


The Subtleties of Sound | Anne Tschida, Biscayne Times
Critic’s Choice | Anne Tschida, Art Circuits, Vol. 12. e-news Nº 112
Inside Miami’s Sound Chamber | Cathy Byrd, Fresh Art International podcast

from surveys collected since September 13, 2018

Intriguing, amusing, great! — Julian, (9-years-old)
Wonder — Heather
Affected, Depth, Intrigue — Cara
Exciting, amazing — Carla
Surprising, interesting, different — Yisel
Sensaciones, necesaria — Alexey
Poesia sonora, outstanding, #soreal — Rolando and Karla
Unexpected — Leimy
Perfect sound experience — Fabio
Informative — Kaye
Inspiring sound journey — Juniesky
Therapeutic, great sounds — Cynthia
Thought-provoking — Donna
Immersive, moving, dreamscape — Maria
Fascinating, invigorating — Sandy
Joyful, symphonic — Lily
Mind-opening, unique, enjoyable — Amanda
Engaging, thoughtful, social — Rae
Cerebral, intense, lovely — Dawn
Inspiring — John
Creative — Mark
Sublime, powerful, meditative — Yucef
New, impressive — Anonymous
Calming, Absorbing, Varied — Anonymous
Sparkling, innovative — Mark
Awesome — Patricia
Experimental — Anonymous
I love what you did to the space — Michelle
Sensitive, awareness of 3D sound — Carol
Enchanting, warm, relaxing — Aleli
Immersive chamber, sound experience, nomadic possibility — Eddie
Educational — Cathy
Fluid, complex, orient — O’Neal
Magic, exclusive — Fernando
Impeccable, tender, knowledgeable — Elaiza
Movement, visceral, electric — Dale
Sensory discovery, unknown sensation, excitement — Carlos
Enveloping, surprising — Manuel
Friendly, Noisy, Funny — Randall
Astonished, humming — Craig
Insightful, levitation, post-human — Angela
Presencia, Atención, Calma — Anonymous
Envolvente, inspirante, mental — Luis
Deep-listening, powerful, diverse — Juraj
Caught off guard — Leslie
Beautiful — Gilda
Physical, evocative, meditational — Karina
Curious — Joel
Surprised, creative, familiar — Jean François
Of discovery — Rene
Deep, human, sound — Alfredo
Alivio, vuelo, desdoblamiento — Mahara
Welcoming, enriching, blast — Artos
Enticing, pleasant — Armando
Uplifting, cognizant, fantastic — Stuart
Mysterious, urban, hypnotizing — Ignacia
Memory, fresh, still — Regina
Breathtaking, tropical, stimulating — Colette
Inviting, riveting, hypnotic — Anonymous
Vivid, spatial, experiential — John
Spectacular, one-of-a-kind experience — Gendry
Immersive, invaluable — Barron
Mandatory, ear-opening, necessary — Anonymous
Collaborative — Jennifer
Insightful, sensory — Simon
Transcendental, wonderful, enriching — Tom
Expanding, moving — Dimitry
Artistic, genio — Antonio
Creative, eye-opening — Diane
Rich, informative, memorable — Justin
Intriguing, startling — Anonymous
Fresh, poignant — Anonymous
Expressive, Feel — Trevor
Meditative — Ficia
Mesmerizing, informative, pause-in-the-echo — Ombretta
Breath taking — Edward
Intense — Vivian
Thoughtful, special — Keaton
Pensive, layered — Caroline
Relaxing, stimulating, fantastic — Valerie
Generosity, deep space, granular — Daniel

The AUDIOTHEQUE 2.0 project and Fall 2018 programs are made possible with financial support from Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; and by the Blank Family Foundation.

Audiotheque 2.0 is a sound art experience created by Gustavo Matamoros, produced and managed by SFCA [isaw+subtropics] with 2017 funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional funding provided by  ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism and Cultural Development, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Miami Beach Mayor and City Commissioners; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and by the Blank Family Foundation. 

SFCA [isaw+subtropics] would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Sennheiser, leaders in superior sound technology.