News: June 15, 2022

Requiem for a Glacier is featured in an exhibition at the Columbia Valley Arts Centre in Invermere BC. This is the first time this work will be presented in this community which hosted, supported, and inspired the work! The opening is on June 25th and runs until June 30th, 2022. There will be an artist talk about the work on June 25th at 8PM.

News: June 1, 2022

Paul Walde will be presenting 3 new works in a group exhibition entitled Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures at the Legacy Gallery in Victoria. Still Standing: Ancient Forest Futures brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to reflect on our relationship with old-growth forests in B.C. from a range of cultural and philosophical perspectives. The exhibition explores the relationships between art, ecology and activism in order to envision futures which honour reciprocal relationships with nature. Artists in the exhibition include: Carey Newman, Connie Morey, Gord Hill, Heather Kai Smith, Jeremy Herndl, Jordan Hill, Kelly Richardson, Kyle Scheurmann, Mike Andrew McLean, Rande Cook, and Valerie Salez. The show opens June 25th from 4-6pm and continues until Sept 17, 2022.

News: March 20, 2022

The Alaska Variations 3-channel video installation is featured in a solo exhibition at Indexical in Santa Cruz, California as part of their year-long exhibition series Landscape & Life curated by Gabriel Saloman Mindel. The show will be on view from April 1, 2022 to June 5, 2022. Paul Walde will be attendance Friday, April 1, 2022 from 5pm to 9pm PDT and for an artist talk the following day: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 1pm PDT.

News: August 1, 2021

Paul Walde is presenting new work in the exhibition Last Stand: Ancient Forests, Collective Action curated by Jessie Demers which is part of Walde’s involvement with the Eden Grove Artist in Residence Program. The exhibition is at Fortune Gallery in Victoria, BC and runs from August 9th to September 4th 2021. The opening is Saturday August 14th from 3-5pm and the gallery is open 12-5pm Tuesday through Saturday.

News: July 20, 2021

Paul Walde’s work is the subject of Vittoria Benzine’s in depth article, “The Unified Practice of Paul Walde” in the current issue of Whitehot Magazine. You can read the full article here.

News: July 15, 2021

Sunday, July 18 from 11 am – 12 pm, as part of the World Listening Day, Experimental Music Unit: George Tzanetakis – bass clarinet, Paul Walde – percussion, and Tina Pearson – voice, flute, percussion will perform LAND SEA SKY at Finnerty Cove, on Lekwungen territory. LAND SEA SKY is a text score written by Pearson for EMU. It reflects the trio’s relationships of listening and playing closely together through 10 years and multiple collaborative projects, and its increasing focus on land-based artmaking, including Biospheric Art Practice**. During the composition of the piece, EMU friend and colleague Raj Sen, director of Victoria’s Open Space, passed away. Raj’s remarkable and generous spirit inspired the final version of the piece, which is dedicated to him. On the same day, a video of EMU’s first performance of this piece will be streamed as part of the World Listening Day 24-hour stream on their youtube channel here.

News: May 15, 2021

Paul Walde’s work is featured in the article “Cold Wave: Circumpolar Artists Matthew Burtner, Paul Walde, Jana Winderen, Terje Isungset, Bear Sonic Witness to Arctic Warming” by Jonathan Bunce in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of Musicworks Magazine. The issue also includes a CD featuring Requiem for a Glacier: 1st Movement: Introit. You can read more about the issue here.

News: May 1, 2021

Requiem for a Glacier is featured in the scholarly article Glacier, Plaza and Garden: Ecological Collaboration and Didacticism in Three Canadian Landscapes”, by Cynthia Imogen Hammond in the May issue of Sustainability 2021 you can read the essay here.

News: March 1, 2021

Requiem for a Glacier is featured in the exhibition Ecologies: A Song for the Earth at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art curated by Iris Amizlev. The exhibition opens on March 16th but Requiem is already on view to the public and will continue until September 12, 2021. Other artists in the exhibition include: Shuvinai Ashoona, Edward Burtynsky, Olafur Eliasson, Lorraine Gilbert, Isabelle Hayeur, Jessica Houston, Giuseppe Penone, Adrian Stimson and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.

News: November 21, 2020

A selection of LPs, CDs, video, and artist editions are currently on exhibit and available at Hotam Press Bookshop Gallery for the exhibition Cover Me. The exhibition brings together artists who work with sound and music. For the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will be transformed into a record shop / discotheque / listening space. The show runs from November 21st until January 31st and is located at 218 East 4th Avenue in Vancouver and the hours are: Saturdays 12-5 PM or by appointment.

 

News: October 30, 2020

This is a Transnational Crime Syndicate Masquerading as a Government is a new sound work created for the Embassy Cultural House‘s inaugural virtual group exhibition: Hiding in Plain Sight organized by Ron Benner. The exhibition focuses on the themes in the book “Hiding in Plain Sight” published in 2020 by St. Louis-based journalist Sarah Kendzior.  In her book she describes US President Trump’s administration as “a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government.” An audio clip of Kendzior saying her most iconic phrase was used as the basis of the sound composition in which the tone and rhythm of her speech were roughly transcribed and then expanded upon using a piano.
The exhibition launches on October 30th via Zoom, further details can be found here

 

News: October 25, 2020

Weeks Feel Like Days, Months Feel Like Years  at the Anchorage Museum has been extended until December 31st. The work will be available as both an audio/video installation and on their website.  Weeks Feel Like Days is a generative sound artwork in which performers are invited to interpret a series of 5 text-based scores responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scores were composed to be performed by individuals or groups in isolation, and welcomes performers to reflect on their own experiences during the pandemic. You can learn more about the work and participate in the piece by clicking here.

 

News: August 1, 2020

Weeks Feel Like Days, Months Feel Like Years will be on view at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, from August 6th until October 31st. The work will be available as both an audio/video installation at the Museum when it reopens September 1st and on their website for those who can’t be there in person.  Weeks Feel Like Days is a generative sound artwork in which performers are invited to interpret a series of 5 text-based scores responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scores were composed to be performed by individuals or groups in isolation, and welcomes performers to reflect on their own experiences during the pandemic. You can learn more about the work and participate in the piece by clicking here.

 

News: May 15, 2020

Weeks Feel Like Days, Months Feel Like Years will debut at One Mile Gallery in Kingston New York for the month of June. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the work will only be available online and there will be no official opening. Weeks Feel Like Days is a generative sound artwork in which performers are invited to interpret a series of 5 text-based scores responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scores were composed to be performed by individuals or groups in isolation, and welcomes performers to reflect on their own experiences during the pandemic. You can learn more about the work and participate in the piece by clicking here.