10khrs on 04/23/2012 at 02:30PM
This week, Thursday through Saturday, Interpretations and Performing Arts Services present Robert Ashley's The Old Man Lives In Concrete at Roulette. Each of the four evenings presents totally new material-- every night features totally different and totally new material: a culmination of Ashley's longstanding Conrete project with his esteemed ensemble featuring singers Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara, and Robert Ashley, with mixing and live processing by Tom Hamilton.
Robert Ashley’s newest opera follows Robert Ashley’s preoccupation with the speech of the homeless and of people living together in a home for old people. The libretto might be considered to be the “musings” of an old man, who thinks about strange questions and answers in various forms of sarcasm, indifference, questions about the questions, and explanations.
In anticipation of this major premiere, we are offering a recording of Robert Ashley's work World War Three (Just The Highlights), performed by Thomas Buckner at The Kitchen last year. We would also like to share an extended interview with Robert Ashley, conducted by fellow composer Richard Carrick. Enjoy!