Vidas Perfectas Trailer preview!

Here is the new site for the opera. It will be soon truly up and running and bi-lingual. Eve Essex and I just finished the trailer and are doing final tweeks on it. Very excited!

http://vidasperfectas.org/

Vidas Perfectas

Luna Del Mar

This is one of the most wonderful projects I've been involved with.

The artist, Cameron Gainer, asked me to make a soundtrack for his ambitious project of filming an Olympic synchronized swimmer executing a solo routine in the bio-luminous waters of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico.

I accompanied Cameron on a trip to Vieques in 2009, and I recorded the bay and many other sites on the island, including the treacherous cliffs where the old black and white version of Lord of the Flies was shot. I made the field recordings into a 40 minute piece that documented a day in Vieques and in late June made the 18 minute soundtrack with cello that now accompanies the final film version.

An excerpt of the soundtrack is here below as are a few pictures from the trip to Vieques.

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Crab holes in Mosquito Bay
On Mosquito Bay recording
Thunder rolling
Lord of the Flies location
Luna del Mar test photos by Cameron Gainer
Luna del Mar test photos by Cameron Gainer
Cameron Gainer(left), Luna del Mar(right) and her boyfriend (center)

Felicia Ballos and Elisa Santiago @ Tracy Williams

The 3rd of 4 performances at Tracy Williams. This features a score by Felicia Ballos and Elisa Santiago. Really beautiful work!

Here are some stills from the post-performance we did last week as well as the invite for tonight.

invite
installation view 1

Nearing the end of the dig

By next week most of the archiving of past work will be done. I plan to do some deeper digging and transfer older formats later in the summer. There is a radio version of HAMLETMACHINE that I made with Benedict Weisser on Radio 100 back in 1999 that I'd love to get up as well as some other radio plays from that period.

Another older project that I am planning on transferring and uploading is a set of 'books' that Steve Heather and I made while we were in residence at Les Bains Connective in Brussels. We produced a series of compositions based around speech, performance, choreography, urban geography and some wonderful invited guests. It was a really special moment.

And lastly, there are several performances at Les Bains that should be out there in the world. I will put up some excerpts in the near future and see if there is any way to get the whole concerts out.

Alex in Berlin 2002
Plastic Isolation 2000
Plastic Isolation 2000
Alex, Steve & Siegmar
Alex, Steve & Siegmar

bodies with organs

Performance organized by Mark Beasley and Creative Time. Mark asked me to put together a group to perform with David Byrne's organ installation in the Battery Maritime Building. The musicians were:

Alex Waterman
MV Carbon
Andrea Parkins
Zach Layton &
Stephan Moore.

Here are a few video clips for atmosphere:

part one:

bodies with organs part 1 from Alex Waterman on Vimeo.

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The Bach Suites at the Holland Dance Festival 2004

Alex Waterman_Bach Suites/Holland Dance Festival from Alex Waterman on Vimeo.

Here is a longer video of the performance.
Dancers: Dana Caspersen, Katie Duck, Cora Bos-Kroese, Vaclav Kunes, Masako Noguchi, Tim Persent, Michael Schumacher.

Light: Ellen Knops

Video: Jellie Dekker

Love the Clear Dark

Here is the radio teaser that was made for the show that Jennifer Teets curated at Kadist Foundation in 2010.

The piece was performed live with Mark von Schlegell and Jennifer Teets. I will post the full performance soon.

INFO FROM ORIGINAL INVITE:

a project conceived by Jennifer Teets,
following her residency at Kadist Art Foundation

With existing and newly commissioned works by:

DAVID ADAMO, MARK AERIAL WALLER, MARIANA CASTILLO DEBALL, ASLI ÇAVUSOGLU, ALEX CECCHETTI, KATE COSTELLO, FRANCE FICTION, DARIUS MIKSYS, TANIA PEREZ
CORDOVA, MICHAEL PORTNOY, PIETRO ROCCASALVA, ALEX WATERMAN, ROGER WORMS

Writings by Mark von Schlegell

Sir/Madam,

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Aria Grossa part 2

Aria Grossa

Alessandro Bosetti, electronics
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Alex Waterman, cello

concept and visual, Roberto Masotti
live visual control, Gianluca Lo Presti

management Art Up Art
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Aria Grossa

Aria Grossa

Alessandro Bosetti, electronics
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Alex Waterman, cello

concept and visual, Roberto Masotti
live visual control, Gianluca Lo Presti

management Art Up Art
artupart.com

Matt Bauder, Jason Mears, Reuben Radding & Alex Waterman

Barbes, Brooklyn
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 7:00pm