The event takes place in a de-commissioned TV studio in the post-war Roger Stevens Building, part of the University of Leeds, the site of Céline Condorelli’s Additionals, a series of sculptures appearing in installation, in film and in text. The exhibition marks the end of Condorelli’s journey (as Tiger) in a collective experiment framed by British avant-garde composer Cornelius Cardew’s 1967 score The Tiger’s Mind. The group used Cardew’s score as a means of production, a process that was instigated by Will Holder (as Amy) and Beatrice Gibson (as Circle) and involved John Tilbury (as Mind), Alex Waterman (as Tree) and Jesse Ash (as Wind).
Pavilion Leeds: TV Studio, Roger Stevens Building, TV Courtyard, Willow Terrace, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JTNov 1st, 2012 (All day)(All day)
University of TorontoOct 26th, 2012 - Oct 28th, 201212:00 am
I just returned from Toronto where I performed Ryoanji and ONE13. The pieces framed a talk by Allen S. Weiss, and there were a number of extremely fine papers. I also performed a work by Canadian composer Paul Walde, and took part in a performance of Lecture on the Weather by Cage (what synchronicity!). Pauline Oliveros gave a wonderful key note talk as well. It was quite a weekend.
reverse gallery- 28 Frost St., Brooklyn, New York 11211Oct 6th, 20127:00 pm
SPEECH: INTERPRETATION SESSION II - 10/6, 7-10 PM
Curator Maria Chavez invites 5 musicians and artists to pick a specific piece in the REVERSE gallery exhibition, WORDS TO BE SEEN, and reinterpret the works for an audience.
Alex Waterman will then debut his new work, BEACONS OF ANCESTORSHIP, for the first time in NYC at REVERSE.
Alex Waterman debuting, BEACONS OF ANCESTORSHIP for the first time in NYC
Serpentine Gallery and Cafe OTOSep 28th, 2012 - Sep 30th, 201212:00 am
This 3-day event with pioneering American contemporary composer Robert Ashley, celebrated for his operas and multi-disciplinary projects, will centre on Vidas Perfectas, an ambitious new Spanish-language opera based on Ashley's Perfect Lives. Directed by musician and composer Alex Waterman, Vidas Perfectas is, like the original Perfect Lives, designed for television, and has been in development for two years. Vidas Perfectas stars Ned Sublette and Elio Villafranca with new arrangements by Peter Gordon, the original producer of Perfect Lives.
ICA LondonJun 19th, 2012 - Sep 16th, 201212:00 am
19 June 2012 - 16 September 2012
I'm submitting a piece for this show at the ICA. I think it is happening for just one of the days of the show, so I'll keep you posted as to when it will indeed be happening.
As part of our season on sound, this exhibition presents one hundred new sound commissions produced by artists from all over the world. Selected by our curators and art institutions worldwide, the artists have been invited to submit a sound file, taking its stimulus from the themes evoked in Bruce Nauman’s Days, which will be presented in the lower gallery during the exhibition.
Soundworks embraces the ephemeral nature of sound, creating an online platform that doubles as a virtual exhibition space. The online presentation aims to make the works internationally accessible, a site to explore the genre as a medium which is simultaneously inclusive, interactive, and subversive.The exhibition includes a wide range of audible approaches by artists who have been working with the medium for many years, as well as artists taking their first venture into the sonic arts.
Participating UK institutions include Arnolfini, Baltic, Henry Moore Institute, Modern Art Oxford, Nottingham Contemporary, Tramway and the Wysing Arts Centre. International institutions include Beirut Art Center, Lebanon, Kadist Art Foundation, France, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Louisiana, Denmark, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Canada, Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Niterói, Brazil, SALT, Turkey, SFMOMA, and White Columns, New York.
Middelheim Museum in Antwerp, BelgiumMay 27th, 2012 (All day)(All day)
For Belgian friends and those close by, I'll be making the sound installation for Maria Hassabi's newest dance piece, SHOW. We premiered the piece at the Kitchen last Fall and we will be creating new iterations of the piece in Antwerp and in NY for the River to River Festival. The sound installation will be a new work designed for the gardens at the museum.
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/events/311618712242555/?ref=nf
Information in Flemish here below:
Het openingsweekend is de ideale kans om het Middelheimmuseum met gezin en vrienden te ontdekken. Gidsen staan klaar om u meer uitleg te geven over de tentoonstellingen, de nieuwe aankopen en alle andere grote veranderingen.
Bekijk het volledige programma op www.middelheimmuseum.be vanaf 8 mei!
Openingsweekend Middelheim 2012
Zaterdag 26 en zondag 27 mei
Middelheimlaan, 61 – 2020 Antwerpen
Vanaf 11 uur
Na 20 uur gaat het feest door aan het kasteel, maar is het park niet meer toegankelijk.
German ConsulateMay 17th, 20126:00 pm
HANS THOMALLA PORTRAIT
German Consulate, 1st Ave & 48th St.
free, with reservation
Albumblatt for string quartet (2010, rev. 2012)
Lied for baritone saxophone, piano and vibraphone, Premiere of revised version
Piano Counterpart (2008)
Percussion Counterpart (2009) - NY Premiere
Cello Counterpart (2006) - NY Premiere
The KitchenApr 26th, 2012 - Apr 27th, 20128:00 pm
The acclaimed experimental music ensemble Either/Or presents its 7th annual Spring Festival of contemporary chamber music at The Kitchen. Specializing in unconventional chamber and solo works by a range of emerging composers, American experimentalists, and compelling figures from the European avant-garde, Either/Or has presented numerous world and New York premieres since its 2004 debut.
2 NIGHTS of amazing music by George Lewis, Elliott Sharp, Anthony Coleman, John Zorn, and others!
Miguel Abreu GalleryApr 18th, 2012 - Apr 24th, 201212:00 am
D.S. al Coda will be one of the publishers featured this week at Miguel Abreu Gallery on Orchard Street.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Event: Book Week
Dates: Wednesday, April 18 – Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We will open doors as a bookshop and reading room with selections from the following publishers:
D.S. al Coda Records
For more information please contact:
Miguel Abreu Gallery 36 OrchardStreet(betweenCanal&Hester),NewYork,NY10002
Telephone 212.995.1774 • Fax 646.688.2302 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery hours: 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Subway: F to East Broadway; B, D to Grand Street; J, M, Z to Delancey / Essex Street
Le Poisson Rouge NYCApr 4th, 20127:00 pm
Arthur Russell Tribute and Benefit Concert for Queens Artists' Resource Collective (QUARC) w/ Arthur's Landing , Bear 54 , The Forms , First Nature and special guests
I'll be playing with both Arthur's Landing and Bear 54. It'll be a beautiful night of Arthur's music!!
Le Poisson Rouge NYCMar 25th, 20127:30 pm
ONE NIGHT ONLY!!
ROBERT ASHLEY’S VIDAS PERFECTAS
A Spanish-language version of the television opera "Perfect Lives" (1983)
Starring Ned Sublette as "R" or "Raoul de Noget"
Produced and Directed by Alex Waterman
Music Produced by Peter Gordon
Co-starring Elio Villafranca as "Buddy, The World's Greatest Piano Player"
Introducing Elisa Santiago and Abraham Gomez-Delgado
VIDAS PERFECTAS, the all-new Spanish-language production of Robert Ashley’s opera "Perfect Lives", returns to New York on March 25th at Le Poisson Rouge. This one night only performance features the first and final episodes of the opera, El Parque (The Park) and El Patio De Atras (The Backyard), in partial staging. For all who missed the December 2011 premiere, this is a show not to be missed.
The great singer and writer Ned Sublette stars as the narrator Raoul De Noget, “an incredible creature, a lounge lizard dressed in black...casting a large shadow with his physical presence and his voice” (Augusta Palmer). Playing with him is “Buddy, The World’s Greatest Piano Player,” a unique all-piano role for Cuban virtuoso Elio Villafranca. Composer Peter Gordon, Ashley’s collaborator on the original incarnation of "Perfect Lives", returns as music producer, playing live electronics and mixing. Elisa Santiago and Abraham Gomez-Delgado join in chorus roles.
This powerful reinterpretation of Ashley’s now-classic text, “embraces conversation, improvisation and process to tint and colour the production in new ways,” writes Frieze magazine; “Waterman and his collaborators delicately transform Ashley’s music; it remains unmistakably Ashley, but Latin influences are teased out and foregrounded, by both Villafranca’s piano and by new shifts of rhythmic emphasis in the pre-recorded drum patterns.”
"Perfect Lives" was originally commissioned for television by The Kitchen (NY) in 1979 and was completed in 1983, co-produced by The Kitchen and Channel Four in Great Britain. It was aired on Channel Four in 1983 and in 1984, and subsequently on German, Austrian and Spanish television. "Perfect Lives’" innovative combination of chanting, storytelling, meditation and ecstatic revelation, challenges the ways in which we perceive the relationship between language and music. It has almost singlehandedly changed the way we think about opera, television, and performance.
The KitchenMar 24th, 20128:00 pm
Program 1, March 23:
William Basinski, Vivian & Ondine
Tristan Perich, Dual Synthesis
Program 2, March 24:
Arthur Russell, Instrumentals directed by Peter Gordon
Mary Halvorson, Septet nos. 30-33
Curated by Nick Hallett
Co-presented with Carnegie Hall as part of the 2012 American Mavericks Festival
The second evening begins with a new septet convened by Brooklyn-based guitarist Mary Halvorson, who effortlessly connects jazz, pop, and experimental strategies. The septet includes Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Jacob Garchik (trombone), Mary Halvorson (guitar), John Hebert (bass) and Tom Rainey (drums). The weekend culminates with work by Arthur Russell, former Kitchen Music Director and protean composer who set the contemporary standard for fluidity between musical genres as he moved freely among avant-garde composition, traditional songwriting, and commercial disco. His Instrumentals, which played at The Kitchen in 1975, and was described by The New York Times as "full of stirring melody, part Copland and part western movie soundtrack," will be given a new reading directed by composer Peter Gordon, a friend and collaborator of Russell's. Musicians appearing on Instrumentals include Ernie Brooks* (bass guitar), Peter Gordon* (saxophones, organ), Zach Layton (guitar), Katie Porter (bass clarinet), Bill Ruyle* (mallets, percussion), Elio Villafranca (piano), Alex Waterman (cello), and Peter Zummo* (trombone).
*member of Instrumentals ensemble (1975-1978)
Miller TheaterMar 22nd, 20128:00 pm
MARCH 22, 2012, 8 PM - COMPOSER PORTRAITS: KARIN REHNQVIST
Miller Theatre, 116th and Broadway
Anrop-Inrop-Utrop (1997, US premiere)
Jag lyfter mina händer (1998, US premiere)
Rädda mig ur dyn (1994, US premiere)
Where the raven blanches (2011 version, world premiere)
Puksånger - Lockrop (1989, US premiere)
with special guests: Ulrika Bodén, voice, Lena Willemark, voice, Karin Rehnqvist, composer
Artists Space NYMar 11th, 20124:00 pm
F.R.DAVID is published by de Appel, Amsterdam, and is concerned with the position of reading and writing in the arts.
"This is not new, of course", the ninth issue of F.R.DAVID, finds 'poetry' – the word and the product – NOT sacred, IS mutable, and SHOULD be replaced with "politics", "art", "baking", "film" and "cabinet-making" as one possible means to record life.
Edited by Will Holder, with contributions by Stan Brakhage, Adam Chodzko, Cid Corman, Maya Deren, Robert Duncan, Anja Kirschner / David Panos, Hilary Koob Sassen, Jackson Mac Low, Chris Mann, Charles Olson, Marjorie Perloff, C.H. Sisson, H.G. Widdowson and more
“Chris Mann specialises in the emerging field of compositional linguistics, described by [himself] as ‘the mechanism whereby you understand what I’m thinking better than I do.’” In his word-perfect performances the nature of such co-productions is demonstrated and enabled – through the use of constructivist terms such as “i mean” and “you know”. After seeing repeated performances of a previous work, it becomes clear that these (“i think”) are as determined as the words on the page, which Mann, incidentally waves about and occasionally pretends to refer to.
A two-channel recording of a performance of this work is available on dvd (d.s.al Coda#3).
Park Avenue Christian Church (address below)Jan 28th, 20127:15 pm
JANUARY 28, 2012 Horatiu Radulescu Portrait Either/Or presents the first-ever portrait concert of Radulescu's unique work in New York (and possibly the US)
Park Avenue Christian Church
Park Avenue & 85th St.
7:15 pm - Eterno (US premiere)
8 pm - concert performance
The Clocktower Gallery NYCJan 11th, 20126:00 pm
I'll be playing on Wednesday night from 6-8pm at the Clocktower as part of David Linton's ongoing installation. If you haven't already been and experienced it, please come! Long beautiful drones and 4 part cello harmonies to be expected.
With his Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System Linton aims to make vibrational wave induced perceptual energy states manifest by deploying interconnected measures of electric sound & pulsing light in live action with hand manipulated objects in physical (live camera) space. He employs an integrated recursive audio & video feedback system of his own perversely simple design modulated by freehand intervention to deliver vigorous eye, ear, and - sometimes - body shaking realtime audio
David Linton's Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System sound and video installation entitled Cortical Degausser opens for public viewing on Wed Dec 7, 2011 in Studio 4 at the Clocktower Gallery on the 13th floor of 108 Leonard St in downtown Manhattan.
Viewing hours will be from 1:00 to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and by special weekend appointment through the month until Dec 30th.