3 Operas by Robert Ashley directed by Alex Waterman

The Whitney Biennial
Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:00am - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 12:00am

For full schedule and more information please go to:
http://www.vidasperfectas.org/whitney-biennial

ROBERT ASHLEY AND ALEX WATERMAN IN THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2014

I'll be directing 3 pieces by Robert Ashley. VIDAS PERFECTAS--which will be shown as a complete opera in 7 episodes and filmed in installments in front of a 'live television audience'--, THE TRIAL OF ANNE OPIE WEHRER--a piece written for the ONCE Group in 1968--, and CRASH, a NEW OPERA for six voices, light, and images.

PLEASE HELP US BY DONATING TO OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/503644309/3-operas-by-robert-ashley...

ambient

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 W. 21st Street, Chelsea, NYC
Thu, 06/20/2013 - 4:30pm - Fri, 07/26/2013 - 4:30pm

I'll have two new sound installations up at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in Chelsea, as part of Tim Griffin's show called 'ambient.' Both of my pieces are based upon works by the great Italian artist and composer, Walter Marchetti. At the opening I will be performing his exquisite piece, Natura Morta.

LOUDSPEAKER: A CONCERT/SYMPOSIUM FOR EXTRA-NORMAL VOCALS

Frederick P. Rose Auditorium 41 Cooper Square New York City
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

PERFORMA ANNOUNCES
LOUDSPEAKER: A CONCERT/SYMPOSIUM FOR EXTRA-NORMAL VOCALS PRESENTED BY THE PERFORMA INSTITUTE
AN EXPERIMENTAL EVENT ON
THE VOICE IN CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE
FEATURING ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS JOAN LA BARBARA, JACE CLAYTON,
FLORIAN HECKER, AND ALEX WATERMAN INCLUDING A SPECIAL VIDEO PROGRAM

Free admission with reservation, rsvp@performa-arts.org

World Nomads: Concert with Ghalia Benali

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Wed, 05/15/2013 - 8:00pm

Known for her inventive music, Ghalia Benali is one of the most remarkable, multi-faceted talents working in Tunisia. Her expressive voice and melodic compositions reflect a variety of influences stretching from Arabic folk and jazz traditions to contemporary Indian classical music.

Join Benali for a evening of soulful music that is at once modern and deeply-rooted in the country’s rich traditions.

Musicians
Stomu Takeishi (bass)
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet/saxophone/shakohatchi)
John Hadfield (drums)
Alex Waterman (cello)
Tanya Kalmanovitch (violin)

WEBLINK:

http://www.fiaf.org/worldnomads/tunisia/2013-05-15-ghalia-benali.shtml

The Kitchen L.A.B. with Sam Green, Maria Hassabi, Tina Satter, Alex Waterman

The Kitchen NYC
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 7:00pm

The Kitchen L.A.B.: Sam Green, Maria Hassabi, Tina Satter, Alex Waterman

The Kitchen L.A.B. is a new program devoted to presenting, discussing, and developing interdisciplinary works revolving around themes of common interest to artists in different fields—and, more specifically, considering the meaning and uses of specific words in contemporary art.

Throughout its 40-year history, The Kitchen has been committed to a spirit of innovation across disciplines and, in this regard, hosts an incredibly diverse audience. And yet this audience today is also surprisingly atomized. To wit, art communities see art, dance communities see dance, music communities see music, and so on. Such disjuncture pervades the contemporary cultural field even while there is an increasing interest among artists in interdisciplinarity. Thus, the same words often carry very different meanings for artists in different fields, and the same maneuvers signify in different ways.

Alex Waterman Solo at Issue Project Room

155 Freeman Street, Greenpoint (Light Industry, Triple Canopy)
Sat, 02/16/2013 (All day)

Sat, February 16, 2013 - 8:00pm
155 Freeman St., Brooklyn (Greenpoint)

Alex Waterman presents a set of new solo works for amplified cello, radios, found sounds, and assorted strings. A rare outing for this renowned performer, the event marks his first solo performance in two years. The evening opens with Cameron Keith Gainer's Luna del Mar, a short film featuring a soundtrack composed and performed by Waterman.

Notes on the film:

Listen to Tiger's Mind Soundtrack on The Wire Magazine's website

Beatrice Gibson's new film just came out this month featuring a sound track by John Tilbury and Alex Waterman. This project came out of 2 years of collective work that was organized and cared for by Beatrice and Will Holder. We managed to put out a book, make a film, create an installation at Pavilion in Leeds, and much more. It was quite a couple of years. Congratulations to Bea and Will. I can't wait to see the book.

Link here for listening pleasure:
http://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/listen_beatrice-gibson_s-soundtrac...

Amy, Tiger, and the Tree

Pavilion Leeds: TV Studio, Roger Stevens Building, TV Courtyard, Willow Terrace, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Thu, 11/01/2012 (All day)

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).

http://www.pavilion.org.uk/public/public_html/Newsletters/Amy_Tiger_Tree...
www.pavilion.org.uk

Finlay Garden in Stuttgart (invite image)
Image from the television studio/installation (Celine Condorelli)

Photos from Jane Benson's SPLITS project at the Aldrich Museum

Here are a few photos of the performance of 1 + 1 = 3. This was a performance on 2 split cellos (made by sculptor Jane Benson). Loren Dempster was in Virginia and I was in Connecticut. We were performing together via FaceTime and our respective sounds were sent to eachother's instrument halves and put through transducers and then amplified and combined to create a composite WHOLE cello.