Feb 26th through Mar 29th, 2009. Interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop (iSAW) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Subtropics Experimental Music and Sound Art Biennial in 2009. Subtropics 20 will feature works by American pioneers and long time members of isaw's advisory committee, Alison Knowles, Alvin Lucier, Chris Mann, David Dunn, Jim Staley, Phill Niblock, Russell Frehling, George E. Lewis and Steve Peters. And in typical Subtropics fashion, audiences will experience the participation of equally important artists like Davey Williams, Ikue Mori, Lou Mallozzi and Kabir Carter, and of their Florida based equivalents Rene Barge, David Manson, Paula Matthusen and Gustavo Matamoros, among many others.
The highlight of the 20th Subtropics Biennial is a three-day weekend of performances, video screenings, radio art, panel discussions and a community forum, scheduled in the new Auditorium of Miami Beach Senior High School. Subtropics 20 opens Thursday, February 26th, with a sound art exhibition called SOUND. Curated and designed by Gustavo Matamoros and David Dunn, this unique show is scheduled for a five-week run at the Bass Museum of Art's Gertrude Silverstone Muss Gallery, on a timeline that extends through March 29th, 2009. This one-of-a-kind exhibition represent the full spectrum of sound art from sculptural works to media installations to sound videos and performance related pieces.