1. Etchings and paintings by Jeroen Henneman; Compositions by Ig Henneman, performed by the Henneman String Quartert (Oene van Geel, violin, viola), Ig Henneman (viola, Alex Waterman (cello), Wilbert de Joode (contrabas), and: Godelieve Schrama (harp).

    videos, camera and editing: Carrie de Swaan

    Carrie de Swaan portrays musician Ig Henneman as she takes her inspiration from artist Jeroen Henneman.

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  2. The sound-art collective Ultra-red is concerned with the intersection of sound and politics. Collective listening procedures serve as foundation of their exhibition Vogue’ology (at Parsons’ Aronson Gallery, November 17 through 30) which examines the possibilities for establishing an archive of the House/Ballroom community. These procedures have been deployed by the exhibition’s curatorial and archive teams to process and select fragments and phrases from House/Ballroom oral histories and vogue descriptions for the exhibition. Their interpretation will be further provoked and utilized to encourage visitors to move through the exhibition space. On occasion of Vogue’olgy, members of Ultra-red consider this intersection of sound and politics in a public event with artists, union organizers, historians and representatives of Ballroom ministries. The audience is invited to engage with sound as an object of reflection and with listening as a means of political organizing.

    Dont Rhine and Robert Sember, 2009/2010 Vera List Center Fellow

    Edgar Riviera Colon and Rev. Jamaul Roots, Ballroom Ministries
    Karen Hakobian, human rights advocate and musician
    Paige Sarlin, artist and member of 16 Beaver
    Alex Waterman, musician, writer, curator and member of Plus Minus Ensemble and Either/Or Ensemble

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  3. Performed at St. Marks, NYC
    November 2007

    Katie Duck katieduck.com
    Justin Morrison justinmorrison.net
    KJ Holmes
    Alex Waterman (cello) alexwaterman.com/

    More info here:

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  4. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
    Ridgefield, CT
    Performance Sunday, July 15, 2012

    The Splits: Red/ Blue was commissioned by The Aldrich Contemporary Arts Museum.

    "The Splits: Red/ Blue" is a performance about division and its opportunities, featuring a "split" cello duet. Two musicians in two different locations performed simultaneously on the two "split" halves of the cello-- cellist and composer Alex Waterman performed in a "Blue State" (Connecticut; left side of screen) and Loren Dempster in a "Red State" (Virginia; right side of the screen). Benson partnered with, and commissioned, Waterman to write the score, 1/2 + 1/2 = 3, specifically for the unique situation. Performed across this very specific geographical and political divide, the work takes advantage of the electronic disruption typical of internet connections and interfaces, such as Facetime; a video calling (video telephone) software application.

    Here, the musical score is a series of independent actions that create acoustic phenomena in and between the "split" instruments. The sound from each half cello was simultaneously broadcast to each location, where it was amplified, sent through a transducer, and ultimately to the inside of the "split" cellos. The inside of the split instruments housed a small speaker and thus each became a speaker for the other. The "split" cellos have interesting wolf tones that create splits in the harmonic possibilities of the instrument. Where these notes split is where the musicians build the new generative harmonies; thus the work simultaneously explores the space in between the notes and the space in between the two cellos.

    At all levels, "The Splits: Red/Blue" is about the disruption of traditional aesthetic processes. Benson's actions exclude the instruments from any traditional use, yet her rupture creates new arrangements, sounds, and ways to perform. By extending her project to encompass physical distance and political landscapes, she suggests there may be different ways to evolve, new ways to find unity. Divided but synchronous. "The Splits" exemplifies that the whole is always greater than the simple sum of its parts.

    The artist gratefully acknowledges Terry Stroud, Pat Pierce and Paul Bruski at In Your Ear Productions, Richmond, Virginia and everyone at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.

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  5. Performance by
    David Linton - video / conductor
    Alex Waterman - cello
    David First - guitar
    David Watson - bagpipe

    Autumn Bowl, part of Nuit Blanche NYC, Oct. 2012.

    Timelapse shot with canon powershot g10, ofp 2sec.

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