Performance of CLOUDS & CLOUDS and a screening of A PUBLIC CHARACTER

EFA Project Space
Sat, 11/07/2015 - 6:00pm

Saturday, Nov 7, 6 - 9 pm: Performances continue with an opera, a film, and a radio play by: Alex Waterman, Shannon Ebner, and David Morris and Pedro Cid Proença.

CLOUDS & CROWDS was originally performed on the High Line as part of Shannon Ebner and David Reinfurt's project. Here we do again to accompany the exhibition organized by Kendra and Kari. Shannon will be screening her video that I scored the soundtrack for, A Public Character, as well. There are also performances by David Morris and Pedro Cid Proenca. A grand night out.


EFA Project Space
Fri, 11/06/2015 - 6:00pm - Sat, 11/07/2015 - 9:00pm

November 6 - December 19, 2015

Opening reception Friday, Nov 6, 6 - 8 pm: Performances by Tanya Lukin Linklater and Laura Ortman, and Rebecca Wilcox.

Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat, 12pm-6pm

Artists: Shannon Ebner, Dylan Gauthier, Kara Hamilton and Angie Keefer, Will Holder, Dominika Ksel, Duane Linklater, Rudy Loewe and Rosalie Schweiker, Tanya Lukin Linklater with Laura Ortman, Babette Mangolte, David Morris and Pedro Cid Proença with Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio and Mario Garcia Torres on Conlon Nancarrow, David Reinfurt, Sarah Rose, Alex Waterman, and Rebecca Wilcox

Curated by: Kari Cwynar and Kendra Sullivan

In Emily Dickinson’s lexicon, A is: “a mere opening of the mouth without constraint.” A is also the first letter of most alphabets. The first sound most infants make. It marks our entry into the human chorus. A is an invitation.

Waterman and Holder performance and lecture in Aarhus, Denmark

Abne Scene
Fri, 12/04/2015 (All day)

Will Holder and I will be reading from YES, BUT IS IT EDIBLE and I will be giving a lecture on the music of Robert Ashley. More info on the festival here:


The festival takes place from the 2nd to the 6th of December 2015 at Åbne Scene, Godsbanen, Aarhus.

Waterman's new sound score for Shannon Ebner's solo show at the ICA Miami

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:00am - Sun, 01/17/2016 - 12:00am

On view October 8, 2015 – January 17, 2016

ICA Miami’s exhibition A Public Character marks the first major museum presentation of Shannon Ebner’s work comprising photography, sculpture, installation and video. The exhibition begins with a dramatic presentation of works from Ebner’s ongoing series “Black Box Collision A” which, since 2012, has seen the artist photograph the letter “A” mined from the vestiges of signs, advertisements, messages, and other modes of visual communication.

Recent publications and reviews

YES, BUT IS IT EDIBLE? received a favorable review in FLASH ART!


A new revised version of my essay, "Anna Magdalena Bach: True Author of the Suites for Unaccompanied Cello," was published in A CIRCULAR, issue 3. Many thanks to Pedro!

Spring 2015
Edited by Pedro Cid Proença with Fatima Hellberg
148×222mm, 124 pages
£10 + shipping

Another new and revised piece of mine: "Shoot the Player Piano!" appeared in SUR, Volume 1. A publication based in Mexico D.F. Many thanks to Ruby and Kristina!

Can You Hear Me? Music Labels by Visual Artists

D.S. al Coda and Alex Waterman were featured in the exhibition and book project by Francesco Spampinato.

Can You Hear Me?
Music Labels by Visual Artists.
Exhibition dates: May 3 – May 23, 2015
Festival with book release: May 23, 2015
more info here:


ISBN 978-94-91677-36-6
160 pages
110 x 150 mm / 4,5 x 6 inches

Spanning 1980 to 2015, the project zooms in on 25 record labels from Europe, the United States and Mexico, touching upon their position in a wider tradition of independent music, art rock and artists’ mock enterprises; their performative features; their collective and participative nature; and the D.I.Y. ethos embodied in the production of records and ephemera.

CLOUDS AND CROWDS for 12 singers.

The Highline at 14th Street (in the tunnel)
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 6:30pm

next thursday, june 4th from 6-8pm david reinfurt and shannon ebner will be presenting their year collaborative project for the high line called A HUDSON YARD.
please stop by and stay for alex waterman's performance CLOUDS and CROWDS at
6:30pm sharp. you will find us at the tunnels at the 14th street entrance,
walk to the top of the stairs and face south.


This publication is part of A HUDSON YARD, a project by Shannon Ebner with
David Reinfurt, commissioned by High Line Art and presented by Friends of
the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

From May 2014 to April 2015, a series of twelve wheat-pasted posters were
installed at various locations around the High Line in Chelsea and the
Meatpacking District. Each poster featured a photograph of a capital letter
³A² as found in different commercial settings on the side of a building as
an advertisement, on the awning of a brake shop as a logo, under an
overgrown plant on a city wall as a municipal mural. A most anemic
advertising campaign, the four by six foot posters were installed one by one
at the beginning of each month for twelve months, each lasting between one

A James Tenney Concert

Abrons Art Center
Sat, 04/11/2015 - 4:00pm

At the center of this concert are Tenney's Postal Pieces from 1965-71. The program also features two of his earliest instrumental solo pieces, electronic tape music and a rare screening of Viet Flakes (1967), a film by Carolee Schneemann with music by Tenney.

Eric Smigel from San Diego State University will give a talk at 4pm followed by the performance. For more information on this concert or on the Carolee Schneemann season at The Artist's Institute, go to:

"Yes, but is it Edible?" book tour in Europe

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:00am - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 12:00am

The music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices

Edited by Will Holder and Alex Waterman.
Published by New Documents, 2014.

For this tour, Will Holder and Alex Waterman will be reading an hour of duets from Robert Ashley's opera's "Dust" and "Celestial Excursions".

Friday March 6th, 7pm
Tramway (w/ LUX Scotland)
25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE

Saturday March 7th, 2pm
Leeds Library (w/ Pavilion)
18 Commercial Street, Leeds LS1 6AL

Sunday March 8th, 3.30pm
Café Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
£5 door, £4 advance

Tuesday March 10th, 7pm
Fondation Lafayette
46 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie 75004 Paris

Wednesday March 11th, 7pm
La Loge
Kluisstraat / Rue de l’Ermitage 86 1050 Brussels

Friday March 13th, 7pm
De Rode Bioscoop (w/ Kunstverein Amsterdam)
Haarlemmerpln 7, 1013 HP Amsterdam

Sunday March 15th, 7pm
Skalitzer Straße 68 10997 Berlin

Alex Waterman at White Columns Annual

I installed a video installation version of VIDAS PERFECTAS at the White Columns annual. It features two episodes from the television opera, the iconic neon and the mirror from the Whitney Museum set.

Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual - Selected by Cleopatra's
Participating artists include:

Dennis Adams, Etel Adnan, Sam Anderson, Polly Apfelbaum, BFFA3AE, Sarah Charlesworth, Mike Cloud, Anne Doran, Koji Enokura, Peter Fend, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Charles Gaines, Guy Goodwin, Sheila Hicks, Gordon Hall, Van Hanos, David Hartt, Stanya Kahn, Annette Kelm, Josh Kline, Justine Kurland, Maria Lassnig, Louise Lawler, Robert Longo, Jeanette Mundt, Sigmar Polke, Mira Schendel, Trevor Shimizu, Greg Parma Smith, Frances Stark, Keiichi Tanaami, Malick Sidibé, Lily van der Stokker, Orlando Tirado – FLEX, Alex Waterman, Carrie Mae Weems, and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein.