Alex Waterman is a founding member of the Plus Minus Ensemble, based in Brussels and London, specializing in avant-garde and experimental music. In New York he performs with the Either/Or Ensemble. Alex has worked with musicians such as Robert Ashley, Richard Barrett, Helmut Lachenmann, Alison Knowles, Keith Rowe, and Marina Rosenfeld. As a curator he has organized events at Les Bains:Connective in Brussels, OT301 in Amsterdam, Miguel Abreu Gallery and The Kitchen. Two of his exhibitions centered on graphic scores and the intense social interaction that constitutes the act of collective music making. Publications for these exhibitions, Between Thought and Sound and Agape are available.
Alex is presently working on his PhD in musicology at NYU as well as writing a book about the composer Robert Ashley with the designer and artist Will Holder. Alex participated in Dexter Sinister's residency at the Armory for the 2008 Whitney Biennial writing a new work based upon Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener. Waterman and Beatrice Gibson's collectively written and scored film, A Necessary Music, narrated by Robert Ashley and with original music by Waterman, premiered at the Whitney Museum ISP show and won the Tiger Prize for Best Short Film at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2008. Alex was in residence at the ICA in May 2009 with his ensemble, in addition to performing solo works. He is presently working on a soundtrack for a film project in Vieques by Cameron Gainer, and launching his record label (D.S. al coda). His writings have been published by Dot Dot Dot, Paregon, FoArm, Bomb, and Artforum.