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3 operas. 30 artists. 3 weeks. Alex Waterman directs Robert Ashley's groundbreaking works, new and reimagined for the Whitney Biennial.
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    FLUTED GLASS//
    In Marfa, TX a restaurant called Cochineal is serving a Vidas Perfectas cocktail in honor of the opera. Buy us a hypothetical round and we'll send you the recipe to make your very own Vidas Perfectas, a delicious take on a tequila old fashioned.

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    BUDDY//
    +Vidas Perfectas Commemorative Print
    Designed by David Reinfurt. 7 color offset print, 8.5x11 inches.
    +Special Thanks in printed program and Vidas Perfectas website
    +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    LINDA // +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014) +Invitation to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014 // PLUS:
    +Special Thanks in printed program, Vidas Perfectas website and recording +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    NOW ELEANOR // Vidas Perfectas DVD (released Fall 2014) // PLUS:
    +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014)
    +Invitation with +1 to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014
    +Special Thanks in printed program, Vidas Perfectas website and recording
    +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    WILL AND IDA // Signed copy of Alex Waterman’s upcoming publication "Robert Ashley: Yes, But is it Edible?" (released April 2014) // PLUS:
    +Vidas Perfectas DVD (Fall 2014)
    +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014)
    +Invitation with +1 to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014
    +Special Thanks in printed program, Vidas Perfectas website and recording
    +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    ISOLDE // 3 Poster Set for Vidas Perfectas, Designed by Will Holder for the workshop premiere performance of Vidas Perfectas at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn. 2-color offset print, 18x24 inches // PLUS:
    +Signed copy of Alex Waterman’s upcoming publication "Robert Ashley: Yes, But is it Edible?" (April 2014)
    +Vidas Perfectas DVD (Fall 2014)
    +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014)
    +Invitation with +1 to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014
    +Special Thanks in printed program, Vidas Perfectas website and recording
    +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    THE ACCOMPLICE // Collection of DVDs, LPs and CDs from Alex Waterman’s record label D.S. al Coda // PLUS:
    +3 Poster Set for Vidas Perfectas, Designed by Will Holder for the workshop premiere performance of Vidas Perfectas at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn.
    2-color offset print, 18x24 inches
    +Signed copy of Alex Waterman’s upcoming publication "Robert Ashley: Yes, But is it Edible?" (April 2014)
    +Vidas Perfectas DVD (Fall 2014)
    +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014)
    +Invitation with +1 to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014
    +Special Thanks in printed program, Vidas Perfectas website and recording
    +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    THE WORLD'S GREATEST PIANO PLAYER // Collection of 3 signed publications by Alex Waterman and Will Holder ("Agape," "Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation In Contemporary Music," "Yes, But is it Edible?") [ONLY AT THIS PLEDGE LEVEL] // PLUS:
    +Collection of DVDs, LPs and CDs from Alex Waterman’s record label D.S. al Coda
    +3 Poster Set for Vidas Perfectas, Designed by Will Holder for the workshop premiere performance of Vidas Perfectas at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn.
    2-color offset print, 18x24 inches
    +Vidas Perfectas DVD (Fall 2014)
    +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014)
    +Invitation with +1 to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014
    +Special Thanks in printed program, Vidas Perfectas website and recording
    +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    CAPTAIN OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM // Limited edition of White on White Score Print (valued at $500), Ashley's 1963 score for "Trios II" (White on White) realized by artist Will Holder with Alex Waterman. Three matrices of numbers are superimposed in matte white ink, gloss white ink, and embossing. 8.5x11 inches. // PLUS: +Collection of DVDs, LPs and CDs from Alex Waterman’s record label D.S. al Coda
    +3 Poster Set for Vidas Perfectas, Designed by Will Holder for the workshop premiere performance of Vidas Perfectas at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn.
    2-color offset print, 18x24 inches
    +Vidas Perfectas DVD (Fall 2014)
    +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014)
    +Invitation with +1 to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014
    +Special Thanks in printed program, Vidas Perfectas website and recording
    +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    RAOUL DE NOGET // Invitation to Vidas Perfectas dress rehearsal
    +Invitation to reception post performance
    +When possible, a private performance with Alex Waterman and cast of Vidas Perfectas // PLUS:
    +Limited edition of White on White Score Print (valued at $500) Ashley's 1963 score for "Trios II" (White on White) realized by artist Will Holder with Alex Waterman. Three matrices of numbers are superimposed in matte white ink, gloss white ink, and embossing. 8.5x11 inches.
    +Collection of DVDs, LPs and CDs from Alex Waterman’s record label D.S. al Coda
    +3 Poster Set for Vidas Perfectas, Designed by Will Holder for the workshop premiere performance of Vidas Perfectas at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn.
    2-color offset print, 18x24 inches
    +Vidas Perfectas DVD (Fall 2014)
    +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014)
    +Invitation with +1 to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014
    +Credit in printed program, website and recording
    +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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    THE SHERIFF // Limited edition archival copy of the Vidas Perfectas television episodes
    +Co-Producer credit on all productions and final television episodes +When possible, a private performance with Alex Waterman and Peter Gordon // PLUS:
    +Invitation to Vidas Perfectas dress rehearsal
    +Invitation to reception post performance
    +Limited edition of White on White Score Print (valued at $1500) Ashley's 1963 score for "Trios II" (White on White) realized by artist Will Holder with Alex Waterman. Three matrices of numbers are superimposed in matte white ink, gloss white ink, and embossing. 8.5x11 inches.
    +Collection of DVDs, LPs and CDs from Alex Waterman’s record label D.S. al Coda
    +3 Poster Set for Vidas Perfectas, Designed by Will Holder for the workshop premiere performance of Vidas Perfectas at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn. 2-color offset print, 18x24 inches +Vidas Perfectas DVD (Fall 2014) +Vidas Perfectas Audio Recording (from Alex Waterman/E.S.P. TV) (Fall 2014) +Invitation with +1 to benefit party & concert at Issue Project Room in NYC on March 24, 2014 +Credit in printed program, website and recording +Password Protected Sneak-Peak Video of Production

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