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An Evening With Alex Waterman, A Clocktower in the Eye - Alex Waterman

Project Spaces Kunstverein

Hazenstraat 28
1016 SR Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 3313203

Open Thu - Sat / 13-17 hrs

Performance 17 Nov

Time 19:30 hrs


Kunstverein is excited to announce a special one night only performance deep in the South of Amsterdam.
Alex Waterman will share with us his latest piece: ‘A Clocktower in the Eye’ in the historic and monumental Kunstkapel. Join in the midst of the Beatrix Park to listen to a set of compositions that explore the relationship between musical composition and the social construction of landscapes, whilst simultaneously searching for a place in and outside of these landscapes for the feelings that constitute us whilst always already undoing us: grief, loss, and desire.
This performance is dedicated to Paul Alexander Wightman (1956–1999)
Admission: €5 for non-members; members go free. Please reserve your tickets via
Special location: Kunstkapel, Pr. Irenestraat 19, 1077 WT Amsterdam
Doors open at 6.30 p.m. performance starts at 7.30 p.m.
Alex Waterman is a composer, performer, and scholar based in New York. His pieces are composed from found sounds and field recordings, often played back and re-recorded through early forms of recording devices and media (phonographs, homemade Berliner gramophones, cassette tapes, micro cassettes, etc.) or by attaching transducers to the back of the corpus of his instrument – transforming the cello into another speaker in the room. He is a founding member of the Plus Minus Ensemble, based in Brussels and London, specializing in avant-garde and experimental music. In New York he has performed with the Either/Or Ensemble. Alex has worked with musicians and artists such as Robert Ashley, Helmut Lachenmann, Michael Schumacher, Marina Rosenfeld, Anthony Coleman, Ned Rothenberg, David Watson, Chris Mann, Alison Knowles, Thomas Meadowcroft, and Steve Heather. He has performed as guest musician with numerous ensembles, including Champs d'Action, Q-O2, and Magpie Music and Dance Company. Waterman has made music for numerous European ballet and modern dance companies including Freiburg Ballett/Pretty Ugly, Scapino Ballet, Nederland Dans Theater III, and others.


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