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IN DEVELOPMENT....a new production of "Improvement (Don Leaves Linda)"
"With his relatively minimal means, Mr. Ashley sets out to explore huge ideasl "Imrovement" rolls along like a shaggy-dog story, continually shifting sound and perspective; as it's fractured story considers love and loss, its tropes consider memory and dream and conjecture, public authority and private experience, materialism and spirituality. Like Mr. Ashley's other operas, "improvement" reminds listeners that the mind offers a far more expansive stage than any theater.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times, 10/12/1991
March 1-31, 2018 - Webcast
"Visage: An Exploration Through the Centuries in Music"
Every day throughout the month, the Robert Ashley Tribute, "Composer in Resonance", begins at midnight to 9:45 am; and repeats from noon to 9:45 pm. (The other 2 hours and 15 minutes will include music by John Bull, John Wilbye, Johann Schmelzer, Elisabeth Guerre, Frederic Chopin, Bedrich Smetana, Dane Rudhyar, Bernard Zimmermann and Ben Johnston.
March 2, 3 & 4, 2018 - Symposium, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
Features a performance by Thomas Buckner (with the participation of Neely Bruce) on Friday night, March 2nd; talks by Alvin Lucier, David Behrman, Kyle Gann, Tom Hamilton and Alex Waterman on Saturday, March 3rd; a performance of Crash on Saturday night -- featuring the original cast, Gelsey Bell, Amirtha Kidambi, Brian McCorkle, Paul Pinto, Dave Ruder and Aliza Simons; and finally, on Sunday, March 4th, Varispeed's arrangement of "The Bank", Episode III of Perfect Lives. More Information