Performances

David Watson has performed in virtually every venue for experimental music in New York.  For example, he has performed at the Knitting Factory over one hundred times, and at Tonic more than thirty times, including its final show.

New York venues played include Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Roulette Intermedium, The Knitting Factory, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, The Lincoln Center, Tonic, PS1 Museum, Issue Project Room, The Alternative Museum,  PS122, Greenwich House, The Cooler, The Generator, Harvestworks, The Stone, The Brecht Forum, Diapason, Galapogos Art Space, Le Poisson Rouge, CBGB’s, ABC No Rio, etc.

Selected Performances

2008
Nov.   The Stone. NYC w/ Andrea Parkins, Alex Waterman, Ches Smith.
Nov.   Philadelphia Art Alliance, Ars Nova. Solo.
Oct.     The Stone. NYC  w/Jane Rigler.
Oct.    “In Audito” Musica Contemporanea Festival, Bogota, Colombia.  Solo.
Aug.   The Stone. NYC w/ John Zorn.
Aug.   Issue Project Room. NYC. w/ Sean Meehan.
Aug.   Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington, DC. Solo.
Aug.   Le Poisson Rouge, NYC  “Glacial” Watson/Ranaldo/Buck.
May    Roulette. NYC.  w/ Andrea Parkins /Alex Waterman
May    Monkeytown, NYC. “Parade,” Live sound and video.
March   Stuk, Levern, Belgium.  Solo in “Sound” series.
March  Off-Campus, Paris. w/ Rhys Chatham, Angie Eng, David Linton. Live sound and video.
Feb.   The Stone. NYC w/ Satoshi Takeishi.

2007
Dec.    The Stone. NYC.
Dec.    BAM, NYC, Next Wave festival, John Jasperse “Misuse.”
Aug.    Schindler House, SASSAS, Los Angeles. Solo.
July     Ridgewood Reservoir I-Land, site-specific dance by Jennifer Monson.
July     Miguel Abreu Gallery, NYC.  Premier of Robert Ashley’s “White on White” trio.
June     CitySol, NYC. “Experimental Outdoor Ambulation.

2006
Oct.      AMDaT at World Financial Center, NYC. “Escalator.”
May     Roulette, NYC.  Sound and video performance, w/ Katherine Liberovskaya.
Feb.      Subtropics festival, Miami, Fl. Solo.

2005
Mar.     Channel Sur festival, Lima, Peru.  Solo.
May     Tonic, NYC.   Glacial w/ Ranaldo, Buck, Watson.

2004
Oct.      Princeton University, N.J. The Composer’s Ensemble, w/ Newton Armstrong.
Jan.      New Zealand national tour w Thomas Lehn, supported by Goethe Inst.

2003
Mar.     MIMI festival, Marseilles, France. Glacial w/ Ranaldo, Buck, Watson.
April    +64 Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin. Performance w/ Tony Buck, Club Bastard.
May      Princeton University, N.J. w/ Chris Mann, John Butcher, for Composer’s Workshop.

2002
Jan.       Alt-Music, Auckland, N.Z. w/ Sachiko M, Cor Fuller, Nakamura  and others.

2001
Jan.       Alt-Music, Auckland, N.Z. w / Jon Rose,  Makigami Koichi, Florien Hecker, etc .

2000
Oct.      Tonic, NYC.  Strung Festival of New String Music w/ Jon Rose, others.
June      Tactlos Festival, Switzerland.  Glacial w/ Ranaldo, Muller, Watson.
April     Exiles Festival, Berlin, Germany  w/Jon Rose.
Mar.      Merkin Hall, NYC. Interpretations,  w/ Chris Mann, Mark Stewart.

1999
April      Galapogos Art Space, NYC. Glacial  w/ Ranaldo, Takeishi, Watson.

1998
Dec.       Experimental  Intermedia  Foundation, NYC.  Old Peculiar  w/Jim Pugliese, Chrsitine Bard, Michael Attias.

1997
Nov.       Roulette Intermedia, NYC. w/ Chris Mann, Jim Pugliese.
May       Bang-on-a-Can marathon, Alice Tully Hall, NYC. Ensemble commission.
May       Bang- on-a-Can Orchestra Day, World Financial Center, NYC. Ensemble commission.
April       Roulette Intermedia, NYC.  w/ Andy Haas.

1996
April    “What is Music?” festival, Sydney, Australia.
April      w/ Machine for Making Sense, Hobart, Australia.
May        Dunedin Public Art Gallery, N.Z. Commission for three pipe bands.

1995
April      Cobra tour of Japan  w/ John Zorn, Ikue Mori and others.

1994
April       Australia/New Zealand tour w/ Ikue Mori.

1993
Dec.         The Clocktower  PS1, NYC.  Tinsel Tower, performance
May         North European tour w/ Ikue Mori, Kato Hideki.

1992
Sept.      Knitting Factory Dewar’s Bagpipe festival, The Wax.
April       Solo tour of Europe: London Musicians Collective, Het Apollohuis, Logos Foundation, Cave 12,
Utopia.

1991
Aug.         Knitting Factory, duet w/  Zeena Parkins.
Mar.         PS 122, NYC. The Hearings.

1990
April         PS 122, NYC. The Hearings.

1989
Nov.         New Music America, PS 122, NYC.

1987
April          Knitting Factory, NYC. Comprovisation Festival curated by Wayne Horvitz.

1986
May          New Zealand International Arts Festival.

1985
April          ANZART II, Auckland, N.Z. The Australia – New Zealand Art exchange.

1984
May          Off the Deep End II, Wellington, N.Z. National improvisation festival.

1983
May          Off the Deep End I, Wellington, N.Z. National improvisation festival.

1982
April       ANZART I, Hobart, Australia. The Australia – New Zealand Art exchange.