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Michael Waterman

Michael Waterman is a visual and audio artist whose work focuses on sound installation, improvisational performance, and experimental radio art. He is especially interested in performance on found objects and altered electronics, which he fashions into unique musical instruments. He has presented his sound installations and performed extensively in museums and festivals across Canada, the United States, and in telematic performances globally. Waterman is a founding member of a number of sound art collaborations most notably, his audio collage ensemble, Mannlicher Carcano, who have explored a range of recorded, performance and transmission contexts over their 30 year history. For the past 20 years, Waterman has hosted the weekly collaborative radio show, The Mannlicher Carcano Radio Hour, regularly connecting participants from up to 12 cities across North America and Europe. In recent years, he has been exploring the creative potential of off-grid pirate radio installations. Waterman recently moved to Ottawa, Ontario from St. John’s, Newfoundland where he had been living for the since 2010.

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