a sound art performable installation by
Frozen Music featuring David Dunn
Friday, December 4, 2009
Carl Fisher Clubhouse Complex
2100 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
in collaboration with SoBe Arts and
Miami Beach Senior High
In Autonomous Sounds Frozen Music will use a variety of unique audio systems to activate and explore the acoustics of the location as an extended electronic music event. As its central process, the performers exchange and alter sounds generated from a set of autonomous hyper-chaotic analog audio circuits. These systems result from the dynamical attributes of coupled chaotic attractors interacting in a high-dimensional phase space. Various circuit parameters determine a range of instabilities and structural couplings that allow novel self-organizing behaviors to emerge. While the circuits exist as closed autonomous entities, their sounds emerge as a type of “conversation” that is allowed to continuously drift through an infinitude of changes. The performers engage with these autonomously generated patterns and use them to create an inexhaustible variety of new auditory events. Ultimately the performance is not only an acoustic exploration of space but also a demonstration of how human interaction with machines can simulate essential processes in nature.
The 2009-10 season of presentations by Frozen Music have been sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Subtropics Presents and the Subtropics Biennial of Experimental Music and Sound Art are produced by iSAW and SFCA, with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.