Scrivener's Monthly: Robert Ashley Speaking Thru Will Holder

Jun 2 — 17, 2012

Program, Residency


For the first iteration of Scrivener’s Monthly, Western Front hosted British designer Will Holder for a research residency in which he hosted a series of events related to the work of contemporary American composer Robert Ashley. 


Jun 14, 2012
An Evening with Robert Ashley, a talk by Will Holder, 8:00 p.m.

Jun 15, 2012
Performance of Robert Ashley’s “The Entrance” (1996) by Kasper Feyrer and Will Holder, 8:00 p.m.

Jun 16, 2012
Recital of Robert Ashley’s “Yes, But Is It Edible?” (1999) by Will Holder, followed by playback of Ashley’s “Pillars” (2007), 8:00 p.m.

Scrivener’s Monthly was a series of public presentations that explored the space between material practices and spoken words. Set alongside exhibitions at Western Front, this experiment in “not publishing” involved readings, performances, and other articulations.

Presented in partnership with Fillip.
A yellow sandwich board positioned in front of the entrance of Western Front that reads Scrivener's Monthly a periodical that talks with Robert Ashley, speaking thru Will Holder on 14, 15, 16 June, 8pm at Western Front Vancouver in black capital letters.

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