Photo by Joanne Savio. “With his relatively minimal means, Mr. Ashley sets out to explore huge and loss, memory and dream and conjecture, public authority and private experience, materialism and spirituality. [Mr. Ashley’s operas] remind listeners that the mind offers a far more expansive stage than any theater.”
The New York Times (Jon Pareles)


MAZE (electroacoustic ensemble)
October 22nd, 2016. Orgelpark, Amsterdam.
Performing works by Robert Ashley: The Entrance, Outcome Inevitable, in memoriam...Esteban Gomez, in memoriam...John Smith, Tap Dancing in the Sand, in memoriam...Kit Carson.

The duo Matmos will be in Europe for a string of special shows, interpreting and performing three acts from Robert Ashley's ground-breaking television-opera, PERFECT LIVES.

Oct 15th - Paris, France - Centre Pompidou
Oct 20th - Krakow, Poland - UNSOUND Festival
Oct 23rd - London, UK - Milton Court Concert Hall (Presented by Barbican Centre)
Oct 26th - Lisbon, Portugal - Teatro Maria Matos
Oct 29th - Nantes, France - le lieu unique (officiel)
Nov 1st - Bari, Italy - Time Zones Festival
Nov 4th - Metz, France - Centre Pompidou

These shows will feature string quartet, piano, backing singers, electronics, narration, and collaborative video work by M.C. Schmidt and Max Eilbacher. Not to be missed!

Reinier van Houdt at November Music in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, performing Maneuvers for Small Hands on November 12 and The Entrance on November 13. Also on November 13, a reading of Ashley's works by Alex Waterman and Will Holder, from their book, "Yes, But Is It Edible?"

December 8, 2016. Dutch pianist Reinier van Houdt returns to the Interpretations Series at Roulette (following his spectactular performance of Walter Marchetti's Concerto per pianoforte per la mano sinistra in December 2013) with Ashley's Maneuvers for Small Hands.

Contact/Information: Mimi Johnson, Performing Artservices, Inc.: