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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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