News: June 1, 2017

Paul Walde will be travelling to Ontario in late June to begin rehearsals for the Tom Thomson Centennial Swim. Currently in pre-production the TTCS is a site specific performance work in which Paul Walde will attempt to swim the length of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on the 100th anniversary of Canadian painter Tom Thomson's death. Walde will be accompanied by a synchronized swimming squad, performing a choreographed routine at several locations along the swim route; a brass ensemble performing a new composition written by Walde; and a flotilla of canoes who will transport the musicians.

This project is supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.

News: January 1, 2017

Paul Walde's Requiem for a Glacier will be featured in a solo exhibition at the WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay, Ontario. Walde will be doing a telematic artist's talk on January 6th at 8pm. The exhibition runs from January 6th until February 10th.

From January 14th until February 28th the Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum in Tromsø, Norway presents Paul Walde's Alaska Variations, as part of a touring version of The View from Here: The Arctic At The Centre of the World curated by Julie Decker. The exhibition is part of the Tromsø International Film Festival

News: August 1, 2016

Paul Walde's Requiem for a Glacier will be featured in the exhibition THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: CLIMATE CHANGE IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO at the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. Guest curated by Montréal-based art historian Dr. Bénédicte Ramade, this in-depth exhibition attempts to foster a reconsideration of climate change, envisioning the present crises and future consequences of humanity’s harsh imprint on our planet. Accompanying the exhibition, Black Dog Publishing will be publishing a large-format catalogue with critical texts by Bénédicte Ramade and T. J. Demos.

In addition to Walde, participating artists include: Andreas Rutkauskas, Brandi Merolla, Hicham Berrada, Jean-Pierre Aubé, Evariste Richer, Adrien Missika, Peter Goin, Isabelle Hayeur, Julian Charrière, Nicholas Baier, Benoit Aquin, Naoya Hatakeyama, Edward Burtynsky, Amy Balkin, Richard Misrach, Robert Rauschenberg, Sharon Stewart, Chris Jordan, Mishka Henner, Paola Pivi, Gideon Mendel, Raymond Boisjoly, and Joel Sternfeld

The exhibition runs from September 14 – December 4, 2016 at the RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE - 33 GOULD STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO

On Thursday September 15, Paul Walde will deliver a lecture on the use of scoring and music in his work at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London Ontario at 7pm.

On Friday September 16th, Paul Walde will perform as a member of the three person sound art collective Audio Lodge at Western University's artLab Gallery at 7pm. The event is hosted by the London Ontario Media Arts Association and Western University.

News: May 1, 2016

Paul Walde's Alaska Variations, a series of 11 new sound and video works, will be at the Anchorage Museum as part of The View from Here: The Arctic At The Centre of the World curated by Julie Decker. These works were developed as part of a residency that took place in Anchorage in the month of February.

This exhibition presents both inside and outside views of the Arctic—both the Alaska Arctic and the Arctic that is international and borderless. Although the artists are from Alaska and from northern and southern places around the world, each shares an interest and investment in the North, in how humans respond the landscape, and in how the changing landscape requires a view to both the past and the future.

Participating artists include: Nicholas Galanin (Alaska), Anna Hoover (Alaska/Washington), Jeroen Toirkens (Holland), Derek Coté (Michigan), Marek Ranis (North Carolina), Christoph Kapeller (California), Paul Walde (Canada), John Grade (Washington), Magali Daniaux and Cedric Pigot (France), Mary Mattingly (New York), Annesofie Norn (Denmark), Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson (Iceland/England).

The exhibition runs from May 06 until October 02.

News: March 1, 2016

Paul Walde will be performing with the Experimental Music Unit in collaboration with American/Norwegian artist Camille Norment in presenting their group composition Songs For Glass Island. Concerts will take place at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on April 7th and 8th in Victoria and on April 9th at the Contemporary Art Gallery offsite at Pyatt Hall in Vancouver.

News: February 1, 2016

Paul Walde will be in residence at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage Alaska for the month of February as part of the the Museum's Polar Lab. Walde will be working on a series of new sound and video works that will be part of the exhibition View From Up Here: The Arctic at the Center of the World in May.

News: January 1, 2016

On January 15th and 16th the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, BC, will present Music for Natural History, a naturalistic sound composition by Paul Walde and Tina Pearson. The piece will be performed live by an ensemble of 16 vocalists, sound artists and instrumentalists- there are no prerecorded or electronic sounds used. This is the debut of the reworked version of the piece which was first presented in 2012. This project is a collaboration with LaSaM Music and the Royal BC Museum and is supported by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts/ le Conseil des Arts du Canada.

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For the month of February, Paul Walde will be in Alaska as part of the Anchorage Museum's Polar Lab residency. Walde will be developing a new sound and video installation which will be featured in the exhibition View From Up Here at the Museum in May. This project is supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts/ le Conseil des Arts du Canada and the University of Victoria.

News: September 1, 2015

A solo exhibition of works by Paul Walde entitled for John Cage opens at the Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on September 3rd at 7pm. The exhibit is a survey of works from the past 3 years including: Mycolophonia, Composition for Solo Piano #2, Interdeterminacy, and The Nature of Silence. The exhibition runs until December 6th.

News: June 1, 2015

Paul Walde is performing with the Experimental Music Unit – Tina Pearson (flute, voice); George Tzanetakis (bass clarinet), Paul Walde (bass guitar), and Kirk McNally (live electronic processing)
Saturday June 6, 2015 at Open Space, 510 Fort Street, Victoria BC for their Music for Mycologists CD release concert.

The CD is EMU's debut recording and features Walde's Interderterminacy; Tina Pearson's Hunt 3: Chanterelles; and a group composition entitled Mycelium Running.

Copies of the CD and digital downloads are available for purchase here.

News: January 1, 2015

Paul Walde's Sporangium is currently featured in the exhibition Nature's Handmade at Museum London in London Ontario. The show also features works by Ed Pien, Joyce Wieland, and Spring Hurlbut among others and runs from December 13th, 2014 until April 5th 2015. The opening is on January 30th at 8:00pm.

On December 28th, 2014 Paul Walde performed with Experimental Music Unit, Norm Adams and Christine Walde in the concert entitled Dark Listening. The concert was held at Merlin's Sun Theatre in Victoria, BC. and featured compositions by Tina Pearson, Christine Walde, and Pauline Oliveros.

News: November 1, 2014

Paul Walde's Requiem for a Glacier opens November 27th at Galerie des Arts Visuels, Université Laval, Quebec City, Quebec. The exhibition runs until December 21st.

Paul Walde recently debuted a new work, Mycolophonia along with Interdeterminacy (for John Cage) as part of Open Sound 2014: Sonorous Kingdom at the Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC. The exhibition runs until December 14th.

Paul Walde is performing with EMU: Experimental Music Unit Saturday, November 15, from 12-5pm at the Surrey Art Gallery. Elements from the concert Music for Mycologists will be on the program including Interdeterminacy. Walde will also be participating in a panel discussion as part of the Sound Thinking Symposium 2014 the same day.

News: October 1, 2014

Paul Walde's Requiem for a Glacier will be on view at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto as part of the exhibition All Together Now, at University of Toronto's Hart House. The exhibition, curated by Barbara Fischer, also features works by Sara Angelucci, Johanna Billing, Brian Joseph Davis, Brendan Fernandes, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, Ian Skedd, and Althea Thauberger. The show runs October 4, 6:53pm - Sunrise.

News: September 1, 2014

Requiem for a Glacier opens September 6th, 2014 at the Art Gallery at Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam BC. The exhibition runs until October 25th. The opening is from 2-5pm on the 6th.

Paul Walde's work Interdeterminacy (for John Cage) is part of Open Sound 2014: Sonorous Kingdom at the Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC. The exhibition opens September 20th and runs until December 14th.

Paul Walde will perform with EMU: Experimental Music Unit Saturday, November 15, from 12-5pm at the Surrey Art Gallery. Elements from the concert Music for Mycologists will be on the program including Interdeterminacy.

An excerpt of Audio Lodge's Time Transposition 1010 featuring a detail from the Passenger Pigeon flyover will be presented at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa as part of an exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the the extinction of the species.

On July 1st, 2014 Paul Walde was appointed Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the University of Victoria.

News: January 1, 2014

Requiem for a Glacier opens January 3rd, 2014 at the Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson, BC. The exhibition runs until February 8th. The opening is from 7-9pm on the 3rd. There will be an artist talk by Paul Walde in January 4th at 4pm.

Paul Walde's work Interdeterminacy (for John Cage) is part of the exhibition Paradox at the Legacy Art Galleries in Victoria, BC. The exhibition opened October 31st and runs until January 11th.

On December 1st Paul Walde performed with Experimental Music Unit at the Legacy Gallery. The debut concert by the ensemble was entitled Music for Mycologists and featured a performance of Interdeterminacy as well as works by Tina Pearson, John Cage and Vaclav Halek. Works form this performance are being recorded for an upcoming release.

News: October 1, 2013

The installation version of Requiem for a Glacier debuts at the Langham Art Gallery in Kaslo, BC October 12th and runs until November 24th.

Fictive Realities, an exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery curated by Paul Walde featuring new works by Lee Henderson, Michelle Gay, Doug Jarvis, Peter Morin and Steve Lyons runs until November 3rd.

News: August 1, 2013

On July 27th the Requiem Volunteer Orchestra and Chorus performed Paul Walde's Requiem for a Glacier upon the Farnham Glacier.

Selected media articles covering the event can be read here:
Vancouver Sun

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News: July 15, 2013

Dress rehearsals for Requiem for a Glacier will be open to the public on Thursday July 25th at 6:30 and 8:30 pm at the Nelson United Church in Nelson British Columbia. Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and seniors and are available at www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca . These performances are to help raise funds to bring a crew of 100 performers, sherpas, videographers and sound engineers to the site-specific sound performance that will take place on a glacier near Invermere, BC the weekend of July 27-28th.

For more information about Requiem for a Glacier or to donate to the project, please visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/requiem-for-a-glacier

Audio Lodge's new exhibition Land Water Interface opened on July 10th at Common Ground. The exhibition features new works created during their recent residency at Pelee Island. The gallery is located at 3277 Sandwich Street in Windsor Ontario Canada, and the show runs until July 24th.

News: June 1, 2013

Rehearsals for Paul Walde's Requiem for a Glacier begin June 4th. Currently in pre-production, Requiem for a Glacier, is a site specific sound performance that will take place near Invermere, British Columbia the weekend of July 27-28th.

If you are interested in participating, the Requiem for a Glacier production team is currently seeking volunteers for the orchestra, choir, crew, catering, volunteer coordination, publicist, mountaineering team, drivers, and sponsorship. Please email requiemforaglacier@gmail.com to register or for more information.

News: May 15, 2013

Paul Walde will be exhibiting new work including The Nature of Silence in the exhibition NOW ART as part of The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Victoria opening June 5th.

Audio Lodge presented Downtown as part of the Sweet Magic London micro-festival that opened May 9th at Playground in London, Ontario.

News: October15, 2012

Paul Walde will be performing John Cage's Lecture On the Weather at the Music Gallery on Saturday October 27th in Toronto. Performers include: Pauline Oliveros, Alex Waterman, Rick Sacks, Linda Smith, Ryan Scott, Jennifer Waring, Norbert Palej, Morris Palter, Du Yun,, David Schotzko, Patricia O'Callaghan and Karol Czarny. This performance is part of The Future of John Cage Credo conference at the University of Toronto. Paul Walde will also be presenting a new work, Interdeterminacy, which will be installed for the duration of the conference. On Sunday the work which is a largescale graphic notation made of mushroom spores will be performed and Walde will also present a paper on the work.


News: April 15, 2012

A suite of four new sound works entitled Music for Natural History by Paul Walde and Tina Pearson will debut at the Royal British Columbia Museum as part of the program Site and Sound on April 28th, 2012.

Paul Walde's Drift, Snow Drift and three new works including A Snowball's Chance (shown below) will be featured in the exhibition Polar Shift at Museum London opening April 20th and running until July 8th, 2012.

News: January 15, 2012

Audio Lodge's Downtown will be included in the exhibition, broadcast and forthcoming CD release of The Centre for Art Tapes' Broadcasting for Reels: Sounds (Extra)Ordinary Project curated by Chris Myhr and featuring the work of: John Abram, Marla Hlady, Francisco Lopez, Rachel Woolmore-Goodwin and John Wynne; as well as collaborative work from Matt Rogalsky and Laura Cameron. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, February 01, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth NS, and the broadcast will be featured on on CKDU 88.1 FM, CJSF(Burnaby), CFBX (Kamloops), CIVL (Abbotsford), CKXU (Lethbridge) and CFUV (Victoria) on February 1st 2012.

News: November 15, 2011

Paul Walde has been appointed Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. The appointment starts in January 2012.

December 8th, LOLA: The London Ontario Live Arts Festival hosts an evening of celebration for Paul Walde at Museum London.

News: July 15, 2011

Paul Walde's work Composition for Light, Percussion and Ultrasound is profiled in the current issue of the UTNE Reader.

Audio Lodge will be performing July 30th at the Electric Eclectics Festival of Experimental Music and Sound Art

Additionally, Audio Lodge's work Downtown is featured in the current issue of Poiesis published by the European Graduate School Press.

News: May 7, 2011

Composition for Light, Percussion and Ultrasound will be presented at the Music Gallery in Toronto on the evening of June 9th following a performance by free jazz great Charles Gayle.



News: April 7, 2011

Paul Walde will be developing a new expanded installation version of Snow Drift for the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound in Kitchner, Ontario. The festival runs from April 27 to May 1, 2011. The installation will be in the Artery Gallery at 156 King Street West. Walde will also be speaking at the Open Ears Symposium on Thursday, April 28th at 2:30PM on the panel entitled Appropriation 2.0 The Pop-Politic with Vicki Bennett, Marc Couroux, John Oswald and Nicole Lizée.


News: February 22, 2011

magazine and CD launch at Aeolian Hall on Wednesday March 30th at 7PM, featuring performances of the Northern Symphony string quartet score by Katie Bestvater (cello), Jordan Clayton (violin), Tori Grigg (violin), and Fil Stasiak (double bass), with remixes and interpretations of the score by A Priori, Cailen Dye, and Paul Walde with additional guests to be announced. There will also be a performance by the sound art collective Audio Lodge of which Walde is a member. The magazine has a feature length article on the audio visual work of Paul Walde and his work with Audio Lodge. The CD features the work of Walde and Audio Lodge.

The Aeolian Hall is located at 795 Dundas Street in London Ontario. The concert will be recorded for a forthcoming release.


News: January 26, 2011

Paul Walde's painting Mix Translation I is featured in the exhibition Searching for Tom tracing the work and influence of Canadian painter Tom Thomson (1877-1917) at The Museum in Kitchener Ontario opening Thursday February 3rd. Curated by Virginia Eichhorn other artists' work in the exhibition include: Diana Thorneycroft, Brian Burnett, General Idea, Homer Watson, Alan Harding MacKay, Fred Haines, Ann Savage, Emily Carr and all the Group of Seven along with Thomson himself.


News: January 13, 2011

Paul Walde's work is the subject of a feature length article in the upcoming issue of Musicworks Magazine.


News: October 12, 2010

Audio Lodge debuts Time Transposition 1010 a twenty-four hour long sound installation at University College on the campus of the University of Western Ontario as part of the exhibition Mapping Medievalism curated by Dr. Katheryn Brush. The installation can be heard 24hrs a day from October 22nd until November 5th, 2010. The opening reception is at the McIntosh Gallery at 7:30 PM on the 22nd.


News: September 25, 2010

Drawings from the Permafrost project and a working version of Permafrost Turbo Version are featured in the exhibition Melting the True North, curated by Petra Halkes, and also featuring the work of artist Susan Feindel, and scientist Gita Laidler, at Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, October 8th to November 21, 2010.


News: September 1, 2010

Paul Walde curates LOLA 2010: Conflict II Resolution, featuring public art projects by Yoko Ono, Jason McLean, Troy David Ouellette, Stephen Andrews, Anna Wieselgren, Jamelie Hassan, Kevin Rodgers, James Kirkpatrick, Todd Tremeer, Tony Conrad, Janet Morton, Barb Hunt, and Anitra Hamilton, with indoor exhibitions by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, William Basinski and Andrew Forster.

The festival officially runs September 16, 17, 18 and 19, with billboards and exhibitions throughout the month of September.



News: June 15, 2010

Composition for Percussion, Light and Ultrasound to debut at Electric Eclectics Festival in Meaford, Ontario. July 30- August 1st, 2010. http://www.electric-eclectics.com


News: June 10, 2010

Gnaw 8 , 1999 appears in the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse- release date June 30th, 2010.

News: May 3, 2010

Northern Symphony at Malaspina Printmakers Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
May 14 – June 23, 2010
Opening Reception: May 20, 2010 7-9pm
Performances: May 21, 7–9pm May 29, 5-7pm

May 2001. Toronto's Queen Street West is under massive reconstruction. In the middle of the chaos, Paul Walde's Northern Symphony opens at V. MacDonnell Gallery, featuring legendary performances by Sook Yin Lee, Terence Dick and Combustien Lente. From a small but appreciative audience word spreads about the exhibition, and during the next nine years, it becomes one of the best-known shows that nobody saw.

May 2010. Northern Symphony debuts in Vancouver at Malaspina Printmakers on Granville Island from May 14 - June 23, with an opening reception on May 20 featuring a special performance by the Jordan Mann String Ensemble of Vancouver, who will realize Walde's original orchestral vision for the score. Additional performances by Vancouver's Cody Aalo Guha, and the improv trio of Scott Aitken, Frederick Brummer and Jesse Gentes will be also be co-presented on May 21 and May 29, in conjunction with VIVO's Signal and Noise festival.

Northern Symphony is a multi-component visual art installation that translates the gnawed markings on a tree felled by beavers into cultural forms. These forms include: relief printed wallpaper, a cast architectural frieze, hand-finished gnawed beaver sticks, two dimensional artworks and a digital music score remixed and reconstructed by DJs and experimental musicians. A vintage 1920s outhouse refurbished into a miniature art gallery with a mini-retrospective completes the installation by blurring the lines between inside and outside, the cultural and the natural; the poetic and the literal.

April 15, 2010
Malaspina Printmakers is restaging a compressed version of the classic multicomponent installation with accompanying performances. details to follow.