The Southland Ensemble Plays Early Robert Ashley

The Southland Ensemble Plays Early Robert Ashley

“One of the most amazing composers of the 20th century.” – Kyle Gann

Southland Ensemble, L.A.’s fast-rising experimental music collective, offers an intense portrait concert of the early oeuvre of Robert Ashley (1930–2014), a restless innovator of American music. Although the composer is best known for his later operas and theatrical works, the group focuses on a collection of seldom-performed compositions from the 1960s—
work thought to be more conceptual than musical. The ensemble sets out 
to demonstrate otherwise. Its program features the iconic pieces She
 Was a Visitor (1967) and The Wolfman (1964) alongside lesser-known, though equally strong, titles such as Trios (White on White) (1963) and the
 In memoriam... trilogy (1963). Started in 2013, Southland Ensemble consists of co-directors Eric KM Clark and Christine Tavolacci and core members Casey Anderson, Matt Barbier, Orin Hildestad, James Klopfleisch, Jonathan Stehney and Cassia Streb.

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WED 4/1
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff