EVENT: Will Holder & Alex Waterman: Dust (1998), from Yes, But Is It Edible?


Public reading (and reception): 
Sunday, December 13, 6 - 8 pm


Public workshops*:
Saturday, December 12, 12 pm - 6 pm, and
Sunday, December 13, 12 pm - 6 pm


Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The book, Yes, But Is It Edible? The music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices, is a result of that proposal, containing scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). Through public readings of the scores-in-progress, Holder and Waterman gained a better sense of what to put on the page, for any reader who follows. With the book's completion, three additional singers will be invited to workshop these scores at EFA Project Space, with the aim of producing a full version of Dust (1998), for five voices and book.

*The public reading (and reception) on December 13 builds on two days of workshops (Dec 12 and 13, 12 pm - 6 pm) that are open to the public. During these workshops, the public is invited to view the development of this iteration of the piece in the exhibition space. 

This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Accompaniment, on view November 6 - December 19, 2015.