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:

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).

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.

The Future of Cage: Credo

University of Toronto
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 12:00am - Sun, 10/28/2012 - 12:00am

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.

Performing Beacons of Ancestorship as part of 'words to be seen'

reverse gallery- 28 Frost St., Brooklyn, New York 11211
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 7:00pm


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.

Presenting reinterpretations by
Julie Napolin
Rachel Mason
Marcia Bassett
Nathan Gwynne

Alex Waterman debuting, BEACONS OF ANCESTORSHIP for the first time in NYC

Bessie Nomination

Alex Waterman has been nominated for a Bessie Award for Outstanding Sound Design or Composition for Show by Maria Hassabi, performed at the Kitchen.

Vidas Perfectas in London

Serpentine Gallery and Cafe OTO
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 12:00am - Sun, 09/30/2012 - 12:00am

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.

serpentine pavilion


ICA London
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 12:00am - Sun, 09/16/2012 - 12:00am

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.