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.

Maria Hassabi's SHOW

Middelheim Museum in Antwerp, Belgium
Sun, 05/27/2012 (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.

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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 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.

Either/Or: Hans Thomalla Portrait Concert

German Consulate
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 6:00pm

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


Miguel Abreu Gallery
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 12:00am - Tue, 04/24/2012 - 12:00am

D.S. al Coda will be one of the publishers featured this week at Miguel Abreu Gallery on Orchard Street.


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:

PPP Editions
Dexter Sinister
Primary Information
D.S. al Coda Records
punctum books

For more information please contact:
Miguel Abreu Gallery 36 OrchardStreet(betweenCanal&Hester),NewYork,NY10002
Telephone 212.995.1774 • Fax 646.688.2302 •
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

Either/Or: 7th Annual Spring Festival

The Kitchen
Thu, 04/26/2012 - 8:00pm - Fri, 04/27/2012 - 8:00pm

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!


Arthur Russell Tribute

Le Poisson Rouge NYC
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 7:00pm

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!!


Vidas Perfectas one night only!

Le Poisson Rouge NYC
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 7:30pm



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.