“With his relatively minimal means, Mr. Ashley sets out to explore huge ideas....love 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)

Quicksand, 2016. At the Kitchen. Photograph courtesy of Paula Court.


September 21-24, 2016. QUICKSAND at the Festival d'Automne a Paris, France. Theatre des Abbesses. A collaboration with Steve Paxton, Tom Hamilton and David Moodey. The festival will begin sellilng non-subscription tickets on August 29.

October 3, 2016. "Nomadic Nights: Robert Ashley" at Fondation Cartier, Paris. Featuring Reinier van Houdt playing MANEUVERS FOR SMALL HANDS. More info: Fondation Cartier

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! More info: Thrill Jockey Records

December 8, 2016. Dutch pianist Reinier van Houdt returns to 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.: artservicesinc@mindspring.com