Ashley Blog V3

A Perfect Life: Robert Ashley

By The Kitchen

Mar 4, 2014

The Kitchen mourns the passing of Robert Ashley (1930–2014), an artist whose work has been fundamental to the space's very existence in both use and ethos. While revolutionizing opera in our time, few if any others explored the possibilities of music and performance across disciplines, genres, and classical and popular cultures with such innovation, savvy, and majesty.

We will miss him dearly, and express our deepest condolences to Mimi, Sam, and the entire lovely music family.


The Kitchen commissioned and presented numerous Ashley productions from our very beginnings. His last work here, That Morning Thing, took place in 2011.

Photo by Paula Court © [detail].

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