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.

 

News: October 15, 2019

Paul Walde will be performing John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing as scored by Cage biographer Kay Larson on October 25th at 7:00PM at the Phillip T Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria. In addition to Walde, the performance features Alex Jang, Cathy Lewis, Peter Hatch, Daniel Brandes, Laura Brandes, Christopher Butterfield, Laura Jane Scoffield Giffen, Nathan Friedman, Tina M Pearson, Paul Walde, Christine Walde, Hollas Longton, Chris Reiche, Emily Morse, Tiess McKenzie, George Tzanetakis

This is part of a weekend of events around the conference: In The Present Moment, exploring the influence of Buddhism in Contemporary Art organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

 

News: March 15, 2019

John K. Grande’s book Art, Space, Ecology: Two Views, Twenty Interviews is out now with the University of Chicago Press and features the most comprehensive interview on Paul Walde’s large-scale performative works and audio/ video installations to date. Other artists in the collection include Dennis Oppenheim, Jason deCaires Taylor, Buster Simpson, Alan Sonfist, and Pilar Ovalle.