On the morning of July 8th, Paul Walde swam the 3km length of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Canadian painter Tom Thomson. The swim was accompanied by a brass band with a mandolin soloist performing a new long form music composition by Walde , three synchronized swimming routines a various points along the route, and a flotilla of canoes carrying the band. An audio video installation version of the piece created in part from documentation of the event will be available for exhibition in 2018.
Coverage of the swim by Murray Whyte of the Toronto Star can be seen here
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Interdeterminacy; 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
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.
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.