Will Holder and Alex Waterman Launching Yes, But Is It Edible?

@ 7:00pm

*Please note new 7:00PM start time*

Scrivener’s Monthly is pleased to open its third season with publisher/typographer Will Holder (London) and musician Alex Waterman (New York) on Sunday, October 5th at 7pm in the Western Front’s Grand Luxe Hall.

Holder and Waterman join us to launch their new book Yes, But Is It Edible? (New Documents, 2014), a scored biography of American composer Robert Ashley. Designed for two or more voices, this 800-page volume is the culmination of many years of research and activity around Ashley’s distinct operatic form, tracing the musical migration of the English language across the American landscape.

For this event, Will Holder and Alex Waterman will read and sing duets from Ashley’s operas Dust (1999) and Celestial Excursions (2003).

Scrivener’s Monthly is a series of public presentations that explore the space between material practices and spoken words: a periodical that talks. Set alongside the exhibitions program at Western Front, this experiment in “not publishing” involves readings, performances, and other articulations.

Co-presented by New Documents and the Vancouver Art Book Fair.