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Sam Ashley in Robert Ashley's 'Concrete', 2007. Photo: Stephanie Berger

Robert Ashley: Foreign Experiences

6 May 2009

Robert Ashley has been an operatic innovator since the 1960s, and is a hugely influential figure in the contemporary music scene. Combining electroacoustic experimentation and vocal techniques based on extended rhythmic patterns, Ashley's works are densely layered with narrative and social character. The ICA will host the UK premiere of Foreign Experiences, directed by Robert Ashley and performed by Sam Ashley and Jacqueline Humbert. The piece follows the story of Don Jr, an academic who moves with his family from the Midwest to California, and who gradually slips into a paranoid world of government intrigue and mysterious revolutionaries.

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