19th Annual Subtropics

Experimental Music and Sound Arts Festival From Feb 23rd through Mar 4th, 2007The 19th Annual Subtropics Experimental Music and Sound Arts Festival, produced by the interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop (iSAW), will feature a series of musical performances and events in conjunction with Merce In Miami, a two-week citywide celebration of dance, music and art at Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. Subtropics 19 will feature the music of John Cage, founding musical director of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, as well as concerts with Merce Cunningham composer-musicians Takehisa Kosugi, Christian Wolff, John King and David Behrman. Composed Improvisation, which premiered in its duet version during Subtropics 3 in 1991, was written by John Cage for bassist Robert Black and percussionist Jan Williams and will be the center piece of a concert of Cage’s music that will bring them back together again, 15 years after Cage’s death. Another contributor to the Cage concert will be composer-vocalist Joan La Barbara performing an evening of Cage’s vocal music as interpreted on her famous compact disc Singing Through Cage. The festival’s 19th Subtropics Marathon will continue its tradition to present South Florida composers, musicians and sound artists in performance mingled with guest artists from around the world. For more information, please call: 786.206.7886

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