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.
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.
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.
Oct. AMDaT at World Financial Center, NYC. “Escalator.”
May Roulette, NYC. Sound and video performance, w/ Katherine Liberovskaya.
Feb. Subtropics festival, Miami, Fl. Solo.
Mar. Channel Sur festival, Lima, Peru. Solo.
May Tonic, NYC. Glacial w/ Ranaldo, Buck, Watson.
Oct. Princeton University, N.J. The Composer’s Ensemble, w/ Newton Armstrong.
Jan. New Zealand national tour w Thomas Lehn, supported by Goethe Inst.
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.
Jan. Alt-Music, Auckland, N.Z. w/ Sachiko M, Cor Fuller, Nakamura and others.
Jan. Alt-Music, Auckland, N.Z. w / Jon Rose, Makigami Koichi, Florien Hecker, etc .
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.
April Galapogos Art Space, NYC. Glacial w/ Ranaldo, Takeishi, Watson.
Dec. Experimental Intermedia Foundation, NYC. Old Peculiar w/Jim Pugliese, Chrsitine Bard, Michael Attias.
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.
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.
April Cobra tour of Japan w/ John Zorn, Ikue Mori and others.
April Australia/New Zealand tour w/ Ikue Mori.
Dec. The Clocktower PS1, NYC. Tinsel Tower, performance
May North European tour w/ Ikue Mori, Kato Hideki.
Sept. Knitting Factory Dewar’s Bagpipe festival, The Wax.
April Solo tour of Europe: London Musicians Collective, Het Apollohuis, Logos Foundation, Cave 12,
Aug. Knitting Factory, duet w/ Zeena Parkins.
Mar. PS 122, NYC. The Hearings.
April PS 122, NYC. The Hearings.
Nov. New Music America, PS 122, NYC.
April Knitting Factory, NYC. Comprovisation Festival curated by Wayne Horvitz.
May New Zealand International Arts Festival.
April ANZART II, Auckland, N.Z. The Australia – New Zealand Art exchange.
May Off the Deep End II, Wellington, N.Z. National improvisation festival.
May Off the Deep End I, Wellington, N.Z. National improvisation festival.
April ANZART I, Hobart, Australia. The Australia – New Zealand Art exchange.