A concert of the music of TOM HAMILTON features a new setting of Ashley's text/song, A Last Futile Stab af Fun
Friday, March 10, 2017 at 9:00 PM
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTSS:
Fondation Cartier Paris has made available a video document of their October 3, 2016 presentation about the work of Robert Ashley, "Autour de Robert Ashley".
Published on Dec 12, 2016. Produced by Lumento for the Fondation Cartier.
And Quicksand was on New York Times writer Zachary Woolfe's list of Best Classical Music of 2016.
"There is no singing, per se, in this work, the final experiment in opera created by the composer Robert Ashley before his death in 2014 and staged with surreal elegance at the Kitchen in January by the choreographer Steve Paxton. But in Ashley’s recorded narration of an enigmatic spy story — his voice mellow, weary and wry — he, as ever, directs us to the musical nature of speech: smooth and staccato rhythms, pitches quietly rising and falling, unexpected pockets of feeling. [Read the review]
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