Maartje ten Hoorn Quartet

Maartje ten Hoorn was someone I played with off and on for several years. Her music was totally original and her violin sound is inimitable and piercingly beautiful. This track is a duo off the record that DATA Records put out. Check out the label's site, there is lots of great work that they have put out from the Dutch improv scene:

http://www.datarecords.nl/

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Ghalia Benali

One of the great voices coming out of North Africa via Belgium, Ghalia Benali has been likened to Oum Kalsoum. She is incredible. We met through my dear friend and colleague, Eric Thielemans. Eric produced the record that we made together. These are some live tracks from a show we did in Namur, Belgium.

Here's where you can find more about Ghalia. Check out her records, they are amazing!

http://www.crepusculeprod.fr/en/ghalia-benali
http://www.myspace.com/ghaliabenaliofficial

The tracks are:

1. Khala Nes
2. Romeo et Leila
3. La Quatraine de Ommar Kayyam
4. Acceptance

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Jon Rose's Strung Project

here is a short solo track from the record STRUNG. it was a project that Jon Rose put together. If you don't know Jon's work, check it out here: http://www.jonroseweb.com/

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puppy

Here are a couple tracks from one of my favorite bands. We didn't last long and we only gave 4 or 5 concerts, but the energy, creativity and musicality of Steve Heather and Tim O Dwyer continue to haunt me and feed me with ideas.

Here are two tracks from the live show in 2001 at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

1. Carmen
2. Terco (with the voice of Elisa Santiago)

I'll be uploading more of pUPPy in the future.

Alex in Berlin 2002
Al and Steve in the Ostbanhof

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Ming Quix and Waterman

Ming Quix and Waterman, live at the Cafe Walvis in Brussels.
This was the farewell show. Here are a few of the hits.

In order:

1. Eisbaer (Grauzone cover).
2. Hato No Chusin
3. Il Continente Mentale
4. Chanson de la plus haute tour

ming quix and waterman live at theater mercelis

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Salon d'ete

Tracy Williams Gallery
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:30pm

Sequential Bodies

Tracy Williams Gallery
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:30pm

Felicia Ballos, Anna Craycroft and Elisa Santiago making choreographic scores, an installation by Anna, and input by spouses and babies of Felicia (Bowie and Ray) and Eliot Waterman (and me). The first performance was last Tuesday and was packed and joyful. This Tuesday will feature a score by Elisa Santiago.

more info: http://www.tracywilliamsltd.com/

The end of the Chrysler Series

Last night was the last performance of Summer Guthery's Chrysler Series. I played a piece composed from recordings of the building inside and out. There was also a reading of The Wonderful Musician by the Brothers Grimm-read by the incomparable Isla Leaver-Yap, and a preview of the soundtrack that I just finished for Cameron Gainer's film, LUNA DEL MAR. In the spirit of endings, I'm posting the blog entries about the first event which happened a year ago. I had the enormous privilege of opening and closing the series. Thanks to Summer Guthery for her hard work.

Here's Dan Fox's piece:
http://www.frieze.com/blog/entry/friday_night_at_the_chrysler/

and something else I found:

http://www.16miles.com/2010/07/trip-to-31st-floor-of-chrysler-building.html

thanks to both of them for documenting that night.

I'll be posting some sound and video from the event when I get back from Marfa, Texas.

The Chrysler Series

5.26

Alex Waterman

There was once a wonderful musician, who went quite alone through a forest and thought of all manner of things, and when nothing was left for him to think about, he said to himself, "Time is beginning to pass heavily with me here in the forest, I will fetch hither a good companion for myself." Then he took his fiddle from his back, and played so that it echoed through the trees. It was not long before a wolf came trotting through the thicket towards him. "Ah, here is a wolf coming! I have no desire for him!" said the musician; but the wolf came nearer and said to him, "Ah, dear musician, how beautifully thou dost play. I should like to learn that, too." "It is soon learnt," the musician replied, "thou hast only to do all that I bid thee." "Oh, musician," said the wolf, "I will obey thee as a scholar obeys his master." The musician bade him follow, and when they had gone part of the way together, they came to an old oak-tree which was hollow inside, and cleft in the middle. "Look," said the musician, "if thou wilt learn to fiddle, put thy fore paws into this crevice." The wolf obeyed, but the musician quickly picked up a stone and with one blow wedged his two paws so fast that he was forced to stay there like a prisoner. "Stay there until I come back again," said the musician, and went his way.

Agape

a pirated pdf of the catalogue that Will Holder and I made for the show at Miguel Abreu Gallery can be found here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/16551451/Agape

Agape catalogue