FETA FOUNDATION

Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts


Street: The Festival of Electronic Music, Art and Performance
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Street: The Festival of Electronic Music, Art and Performance

You are invited to experience a journey at a music, performance, art and technology pop up market. Musical robots, computers, toys, make up and photo sessions, musical hand dryers and more will activate the courtyard at the O Cinema Wynwood.
Featured artists from Miami, New York, and California will include FEME (Frost Electronic Music Ensemble), Margaret Lancaster, Troy Rogers, Greg Evans, Hanah Davenport, Teeth and Metals (Alex Lough and Mark Micchelli), Kiril Angelov, Ksenija Komljenovic, Ryan Hecker, Sophia von Wrangell, Juraj Kojs, Anruo Cheng and guests.

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FETA 10 FEST Part 2
Oct
27
to Oct 29

FETA 10 FEST Part 2

The first Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts (FETA) event happened on December 9, 2007. Since then, FETA brought the Miami community programs such as 12 Nights of Electronic Music and Art, Acoustica 21, FETA8MCM (events at Miami Children’s Museum), FETA Sound Prize and series of various workshops and talks, amounting in more than 200 events! Our 10-year anniversary continues with a 3-day festival.

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Ars Feminae Miamiae: Fortis in Unum
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Ars Feminae Miamiae: Fortis in Unum

Join FETA in celebrating the thriving and diverse world of female artists in Miami. Ars Feminae Miamiae is a program that looks into the societal conditions that surround the twenty-first century woman and provides a local platform for advocacy of the female voice. Featuring the collaborative talents of eight female artists, Ars Feminae Miamiae combines sound, dance, and visual art in performances that invite you to be a part of the conversation.

 

Ars Feminae Miamiae will take place on June 17, 2017 starting at 5pm, and is generously hosted by the Center for Visual Communication in Miami, Florida. For directions, click here. There is a suggested donation upon admission, all proceeds of which will go towards funds for FETA’s Women in Technologies and Arts Scholarship.

 

The household is the womb that nurtures the values and rules that define who we become and how we fit into society; it is a child’s first introduction to the structure of his or her respective societal world. Ars Feminae Miamiae exists to be the community-wide household that embraces the values of female equality by creating a network of interdisciplinary female artists and providing a platform for expression and discussion. Featuring collaborative works by local artists, Ars Feminae Miamiae is an experience comprised of a panel and interdisciplinary performances and will host:

 

            Roxana Barba, Choreographer and Dance

            Sophia Cabral, Architect

            Carol Curry, Choreographer and Dancer

            Deming Harriman, Visual Artist

            Melissa Iverson, Sound Artist and Composer

            Ana Moreno, Architect

            Sofia del Rivero, Visual Artist

            Enma Saiz, Visual Artist

 

In addition, the event will feature the insights of panelists such as Charo Oquet, Marte Siebenhar, Adele Myers, Ana Mendez, and others. Ars Feminae Miamiae kickstarts FETA’s season-long effort to raise funds for a scholarship to be awarded in the fall of 2018 to a Miami-Dade female resident pursuing a secondary education in technologies and arts.

 

 Ars Feminae Miamie is with the support of the FETA Foundation, Center for Visual Communication, Miami Light Project, Claudio Marcotulli, Harold Golen Gallery, Knight Foundation and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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FETA 10 FEST
Feb
3
to Feb 4

FETA 10 FEST

FETA 10 FEST is here to celebrate the anniversary 10th season. Hosted at The Betsy-South Beach (thebetstyhotel.com), the festival will consist of four events on February 3 and 4, 2017. The program will focus on presenting a wide spectrum of contemporary experimental music, featuring 9 artists performing on traditional and non-traditional instruments, mixer-instruments, voice and computers. World premieres and compositions by composers from the Americas will be paired with improvisatory audio-visual explorations. Live sound and video will enliven the freshly designed gallery at the fabulous Betsy Hotel. Artists include Teeth and Metals (Mark Micchelli, piano and Alex Lough, sonic electronics), Jason Charney (sonic and video electronics), Paula Matthusen with Nestor Prieto (sonic electronics), Albatross (Jen Beattie, voice and Adam Marks, piano), Philip White (sonic electronics) with Chris Pitsiokos (saxophone).

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Voliere Electrique
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Voliere Electrique

“Hron teases out some fantastical material from her instruments, going some way towards redefining our perception of them. Taken as a whole, Léptidoptères is a nicely strange and engrossing cycle, one that finds a telling compromise between the immediacy of beauty and a more radical exploration into modes of behaviour and interaction.” 5:4 May 2016

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12 Nights: The Living Earth Show
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

12 Nights: The Living Earth Show

The fabulous duo Living Earth Show for the fifth year in a row! Called “a vanguard effort of new chamber music” by the San Francisco Examiner, “transcendent” by the Charleston City Paper, and “a fully distorted perpetual motion of awesome” by I Care If You Listen,The Living Earth Show–a Bay Area new music initiative–exists as a megaphone and canvas for some of the world’s most progressive artists.

Comprised of electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson, the ensemble commissions, curates, organizes, and promotes these composers through challenging them to realize their most ambitious creative visions. Whether through live performance (in the form of multi-media productions of commissioned, evening-length compositions), audio and video recordings, or educational outreach, the ensemble crafts musical experiences that engage both its collaborators and its audience.

Tonight’s program includes works by Sahba Aminikia, Luciano Chessa, Luis Escareño, Juraj Kojs and Nicole Lizée.

Memorizing every work it performs, The Living Earth Show thrives on pushing the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility in its presentation of commissioned electro-acoustic chamber music. The ensemble has commissioned and premiered works by such diverse composers as Timo Andres, Brian Ferneyhough, Samuel Adams, Ken Ueno, Luciano Chessa, Ted Hearne, Jon Russell, Adrian Knight, Alden Jenks, Nick Vasallo, and Matt Marks. Several of these commissions were recorded for the group’s critically acclaimed debut album, High Art, which was released through Innova Records in 2013. The ensemble has been presented at universities and conservatories across the country, and has served as featured artists at festivals including Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, the Tribeca New Music Festival in Manhattan, Switchboard Music Festival in San Francisco, Fast Forward Austin, MicroFest in Los Angeles, and 12 Nights in Miami.

With the support of Knight Foundation, Foundation for Emerging Technologies and Arts, Harold Golen Gallery and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Percussion Studio
University of Miami
Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios South (PLF-S) 116
5503 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Contact: info@fetafoundation.org
Voice: 434-284-2985
Admission free
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Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

FETA at Thatcher's Summer Music Club

Join FETA at Thatcher's Summer Music Club hosted by Swampspace. Featuring solo, duo, and trio performances by Miami-based experimental electronic musicians Juraj Kojs, Alex Lough, and Carlos Dominguez. The group will improvise with live electronics, acoustic instruments, and gestural sensors. We open an evening of summer music celebration. Many other artists to follow!

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Emerging Voices
Apr
23
8:00 PM20:00

Emerging Voices

The exquisite soprano Jennifer Voigt will perform works by C. Barbarian, K. Soper, D. Kaufman and Danielle Rabinowitz. Dana Kaufman’s Florida Man for Ryan Townsend (tenor) and Verified Brass Quintet incorporates factual news stories and headlines, as made popular through an Internet meme by reddit, Twitter, Tumblr and other social media platforms. These highlight some of the Sunshine State's greatest absurdities. Catalina von Wrangel will present her Charcoal Dreamers for clarinet and electronics that explore the notion of memory and disappearance, using spatialized sound.

Acoustica 21: Emerging Voices
feat. Jennifer Voigt, Dana Kaufman, Catalina von Wrangel and guests
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8PM
Center for Visual Communication Project Space
541 NW 27th Street, Wynwood Art District, Miami, FL 33127.
Contact: info@fetafoundation.org
Voice: 434-284-2985
Admissions: free
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Program:
Jennifer Voigt, voice with guests
Danielle Rabinowitz: Loss (after Sappho) with Tyson Voigt(Resound Duo)
Kate Soper: Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Saywith Emilio Rutilant (flute)
Cathy Berberian: Stripsody for solo voice
Dana Kaufman: On the Move with Tyson Voigt (Resound Duo)

Dana Kaufman: The Florida Man for Ryan Townsend, tenor and Verified Brass Quintet (Philippe Brunet, Jess Hawthorne, Szilard Molnar, Jens Peterson and Cameron Ghahremani )

Catalina von Wrangel: Charcoal Dreamers for clarinet and electronics

ARTIST BIO
Jennifer Voigt Bio:
Jennifer Voigt is a "jewel-like soprano" (Houston Chronicle) most recently seen as the featured vocalist in the Resound Duo and Unbound Ensemble based in Miami, FL. Bridging the gap between the classics and the contemporary, Jennifer’s most recent opera performances include Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre and scenes from Mozart's Idomeneo at the Frost School of Music. Past engagements include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Grace Kelly (Jackie O), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), the title role in an NOA award-winning rendition of Jacque Ibert’s Angelique, and Madame Goldentrill (The Impresario). Jennifer is concluding her DMA in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Miami while continuing to perform, teach, and commission new works.
 
"Loss" by Danielle Rabinowitz will be performed by soprano/percussion Resound Duo.
 
Resound Duo Bio:
Known for their “dramatic persona,” “diverse color palette,” and “incredible energy,” the Resound Duo is committed to commissioning and performing new, socially relevant works for soprano and percussion. Resound most recently premiered Scott McAllister's highly dramatic Little Jagged Jesus. Inspired in part by Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill, the piece catalogues the spiritual journey through a battle with cancer, exploring angry emotions, questioning of God, inner struggle through medical procedures, suicidal thought, and eventually peace. Also highly active in free improvisation, they collaborate with local musicians to break the fourth wall between audience and performer through improvised music. Both members of the duo are concluding their doctoral studies at the University of Miami.
 
Dana Kaufman
The works of composer Dana Kaufman (b. Chicago, 1989) have been heard throughout North America, as well as in Estonia, the Czech Republic and Italy. Her music has been featured at venues and festivals such as Estonian Music Days, Charlotte New Music Festival, Centro Musica Contemporanea di Milano, Ravinia Festival’s One Score, One Chicago series, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Fall Festival, Peoria Civic Center, Jordan Hall, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Baltimore War Memorial, North American Jewish Choral Festival, College Music Society, Frontwave New Music Festival, FEASt Festival and Women Composers Festival of Hartford; it has been performed and recorded by ensembles including Great Noise Ensemble, Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, a very small consortium, Firebird Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble and So Percussion. A 2015 Semi-Finalist for the American Prize in the Opera/Theater/Film Division for her one-act opera/undergraduate thesis, Diary of a Madman, Ms. Kaufman is also the recipient of numerous awards including a 2012-2013 Fulbright Student Research Grant, New England Conservatory (NEC) Merit Awards and Scholarships, Amherst College Edward Poole Lay Fellowship, Finalist in the 2016 New American Voices Composition Competition, Honorable Mention/Finalist in the Boston Choral Ensemble’s Commission Competition, First Runner-Up/Finalist in the Black House New Operas Project Composers’ Competition, First Place in the Music Institute of Chicago’s Generation Next Composition Competition, and was a winner of the Women Composers Festival New England Score Call and flutist Orlando Cela’s “Project Extended” Score Call. Ms. Kaufman completed her MM in Composition at NEC and is currently pursuing her DMA in Composition at University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she is the first Frost School of Music student to be a Dean’s Fellow. More info @ danakaufmanmusic.com.
 
 
Catalina von Wrangell (b.1988) is a composer-performer always searching for the next challenge. She is currently working towardscompleting an MM in Digital Arts and Sound Design at the University of Miami,where she studies with Juraj Kojs. As a clarinetist, she has premiered her ownworks as well as works of her peers and is currently studying with Margaret A.Donaghue, professor at the University of Miami. She is the first student at the Frost School of Music to be accepted into her degree, and is the first University of Miami Master's student to be a recipient of the 2015-2016 CCS Fellowship at the University ofMiami, for which she has been designing an interactive audio-visual installation. Winner of the 2015 One Voice Project Call for Scores, her piece“Alone”received its world premiere earlier this year by Mezzo-SopranoLisa Neher. In 2014, Von Wrangell was named a Cortona Prize finalist and had her piece “Introspection” performed by the program faculty. She holds a BA inMusic from Lewis & Clark College and MM in Music Composition from FloridaInternational University.

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With the support of Knight Foundation, Center for Visual Communication and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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Acoustica 21: Robert Black
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Acoustica 21: Robert Black

The champion of contemporary double bass Robert Black presents an evening of works by 3 generations of minimalist-inspired composers, interspersed with his own theater pieces and a beautiful eastern-tinged composition Mantram by Giacinto Scelsi.

Robert Black tours the world creating unheard of music for the double bass. He collaborates with the most adventurous composers, musicians, dancers, artists, actors, chefs (!), and technophiles from all walks of life. He is a founding member of the Bang On A Can All Stars. You can find his solo CDs on New World Records (Modern American Bass), Mode Records (The Complete Bass Music of Christian Wolff and The Bass Music of Giacinto Scelsi) and his All Stars recordings on Cantaloupe Records.

 

Program:
Zip It (2010) by Robert Black  (b.1956)
The Hermit Thrush and the Astronaut (2012) by Kate Moore (b.1979)
Tune It by Robert Black
Snow Falls I, II, III  (2014) by David Lang (b.1957)
Beat It by Robert Black
Mantram by Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988)    
See It by Robert Black
The Not Doings of an Insomniac (2015) by Philip Glass (b. 1937)


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With the support of Knight Foundation, Harold Golen Gallery and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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12 Nights: Paula Matthusen and Abinadi Meza with Alex Lough
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

12 Nights: Paula Matthusen and Abinadi Meza with Alex Lough

surface/re-surface is the sonic collaboration between composer Paula Matthusen and sound artist and filmmaker Abinadi Meza. The duo began at the American Academy in Rome, and was initiated through a project curated by Hou Hanru, the artistic director of MAXXI (National Museum of Art in the 21st Century) who invited the Matthusen and Meza to perform for their sound art exhibition “Open City Open Museum.” Since this debut in 2014, surface/re-surface has continued to perform and create new works using field recordings and slowly evolving textures that play with facets of the performance space. In the second set, the Miami-based up-and-coming composer, performer and sonic artist Alex Lough joins the music-making.

Paula Matthusen is a composer who writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realizes sound installations. In addition to writing for a variety of different ensembles, she also collaborates with choreographers and theater companies. She has written for diverse instrumentations, such as “run-on sentence of the pavement” for piano, ping-pong balls, and electronics, which Alex Ross of The New Yorker noted as being “entrancing”. Her work often considers discrepancies in musical space—real, imagined, and remembered. Her music has been performed by Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, Mantra Percussion, the Bang On A Can All-Stars, Brooklyn Rider, the Estonian National Ballet, orchest de ereprijs, the Glass Farm Ensemble, the Scharoun Ensemble, James Moore, Wil Smith, Terri Hron, Kathryn Woodard, Todd Reynolds, Kathleen Supové, Margaret Lancaster, Nina de Heney, Dana Jessen and Jody Redhage. Awards include the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fulbright Grant, two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers’ Awards, the MacCracken and Langley Ryan Fellowship, and the 2014 - 2015 Elliott Carter Rome Prize. Matthusen is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Wesleyan University.

Abinadi Meza is an artist who produces small and large-scale installations, public artworks, live performances and films. Trained in creative writing, art and architecture, his work crosses disciplinary boundaries and scales. He is an Associate Professor in Interdisciplinary Practices and Emerging Forms at t!he University of Houston. Meza was the 2014 the Gilmore D. Clarke/Michael Rapuano Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Art at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. His work has also been supported by awards from the Jerome Foundation (St. Paul/NY), Tanne Foundation (Boston), and the National Association of Latino Arts and C!ulture (San Antonio). Meza’s films have been screened at Anthology Film Archives (New York), Aurora Picture Show (Houston), New Zealand National Film Archives (Wellington), Museum of Contemporary Art (Santa Barbara), Atlanta Film Festival, Salt Lake City Film Festival, and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool), among other places. His audio work has been broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered, Resonance FM (London); Radius FM (Chicago), Radio Kinesonus (Tokyo), and WQXR (New York). He has performed live at numerous festivals and venues, including Museo MAXXI (Rome); Sonorities Festival (Belfast), Hipersonica Festival (São Paulo); ANTI Festival (Finland) and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

Alex Lough is a composer, performer, and sound artist currently based in Miami. His work focuses on implementing technology in order to discover new performance contexts with particular attention given to the body and the physicality of sound. He explores the use of feedback and resonance to sonically activate materials and instruments. Alex earned his B.A. in music from Wesleyan University and is a master’s student at Florida International University. His mentors include Paula Matthusen Neely Bruce Jacob Sudol, and Juraj Kojs.

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With the support of Knight Foundation, Harold Golen Gallery and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

 

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Acustica21: Jennifer Beattie, voice and Adam Marks, piano
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Acustica21: Jennifer Beattie, voice and Adam Marks, piano

FETA Foundation presents a program spanning the diverse repertoire of female composers of song. Ranging from popular tunes to the experimental, the Marks + Beattie Duo will perform a selection of pieces from across the Americas. This concert will include a set of Maria Grever’s (Mexico) popular songs Jurame and Alma Mia alongside Alicia Terzian’s (Argentina) settings of Lorca text. Also featured will be Tango 70 by Lia Cimaglia (Argentina), Jocy de Oliveira’s (Brazil) experimental Ofélia Caught By The Piano Strings, Alice Ho’s (Canada) City Night, a world premiere by Rachel Peters (USA), and Is this then a touch? by the Miami-based Dorothy Hindman.

While classmates and friends at Manhattan School of Music, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie and pianist Adam Marks often wondered why vocalists and solo pianists were kept at a distance. After graduation, they teamed up to begin work together in earnest as equal duo partners on stage. Together, they perform repertoire ranging from classical to cabaret, profound to absurd, and traditional to experimental. Their unique energy on and off stage has been hailed at many recital venues around the country, including The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, The National Arts Club, The Juilliard School, Yale University, Ohio State University, and San Francisco’s Old First Concert Series. They have also been Artists-in-Residence for several seasons with the Yale college Composers and New Music on the Point. Together, they co-direct Artist at Albatross Reach, an artists colony on the North Coast of California designed to explore traditional and experimental collaborations. You can learn more about the artists at www.jenniferbeattie.com and www.adammarks.com.

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With the support of Knight Foundation, St. Bede Episcopal Chapel, Harold Golen Gallery and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

 

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12 Nights: Vicky Chow plays Perich
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

12 Nights: Vicky Chow plays Perich

FETA Foundation presents Surface Image, a stunning marriage of Tristan Perich's inspired electronic aesthetic and Vicky Chow's nuanced yet fiercely virtuosic playing. It's a landmark release for Perich, being his first major release focusing solely on his work, as well as his first large-scale piano composition. Chow's dynamic performance is swept up in a sublime flurry of dazzling 1-bit sounds-- produced by 40 loudspeakers across the stage--simultaneously entangling and unraveling over the hour long journey. The line between electric and organic is artistically blurred, as the simple hand-wired electronics fuse with the individual notes of the piano on the same, expansive plane. Surface Image is a massively polyphonic synthesis of electronic and acoustic sound.

Tristan Perich's (New York) work is inspired by the aesthetic simplicity of math, physics and code. The WIRE Magazine describes his compositions as "an austere meeting of electronic and organic." 1-Bit Music, his 2004 release, was the first album ever released as a microchip, programmed to synthesize his electronic composition live. His latest circuit album, 1-Bit Symphony (Cantaloupe, 2010) has received critical acclaim, called "sublime" (New York Press), and the Wall Street Journal said "its oscillations have an intense, hypnotic force and a surprising emotional depth." His award winning work coupling 1-bit electronics with traditional forms in both music (Active Field, Observations) and visual art (Machine Drawings, Microtonal Wall) has been presented around the world, from Sonar and Ars Electronica to the Whitney Museum and bitforms gallery.

Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as "brilliant" (New York Times), "a monster pianist" (Time Out New York), and “one of the new stars of new music” (Los Angeles Times). Trained at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, she is the pianist for the Bang on a Can All-Stars and is also a founding member of DUO X88, a piano duo with Dutch pianist Saskia Lankhoorn, and GRANDBAND, a six keyboard ensemble. Vicky's passion for new music has propelled her to work with an A-to-Z of leading composers and musicians such as John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Bryce Dessner (The National) Philip Glass, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Steve Reich, Terry Riley, and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth). Her recorded work can be found on the Tzadik, Cantaloupe, Innova, Hinterzimmer, and altaVoz, with upcoming releases on Nonesuch and New Amsterdam. (vickychow.com)

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Acoustica 21: M. Kagel: Dressur
Feb
6
4:00 PM16:00

Acoustica 21: M. Kagel: Dressur

FETA Foundation is happy to present "Dressur" by Mauricio Kagel coordinated by Michael Weinfield-Zell. Featuring percussionists Michael Weinfield-Zell, Karlyn Viña, and Tyson Voigt. Support for "Dressur" was provided by Cannonball through its WaveMaker Grants program, which is part of the Andy Warhol Foundation's Regional Regranting Program.

This is a free-admission event.


We look forward to having you, and please note that there will be a reception following the event.


For more information on this event, please visit www.dressurmiami.com.

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