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)

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

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
artupart.com

A Necessary Music

A collaboration between artist Beatrice Gibson and composer Alex Waterman, A Necessary Music is a science fiction film about modernist social housing. A musically conceived piece, referencing the video operas of Robert Ashley, the film explores the social imaginary of a utopian landscape through directed attention to the voices that inhabit it. Treating the medium of film as both a musical proposition and a proposal for collective production, A Necessary Music employs the resident of New York’s Roosevelt Island as its authors and actors, gathering together texts written by them and using them to construct a script for the film. Framed by a fictional narration taken from Adolfo Bioy Casares’ 1941 science fiction novel ‘The invention of Morel’, the film self-consciously dissolves from attempted realism to imagined narrative; what begins as a enthnographic study becomes instead an imagined fiction and an investigation into the mechanics of representation itself.

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A Ballad of Accounting (2009)

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Cardinal Polatuo

From Exact Change Anniversary Night at Issue Project Room. Alex Waterman performs Cardinal Polatuo. September 26, 2009.

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