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.
Musicworks 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.
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, all members the Group of Seven along with Tom Thomson.
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.
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.
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.
Gnaw 8 , 1999 appears in the film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse– release date June 30th, 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 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.