Three of Robert Ashley's works are part of this Whitney Biennial.
Though it is mischance, not design or forethought, these are the first posthumous performances of the composer's work. When an artist dies his work is looked at and assessed differently, so these performances -- and their inclusion the Whitney Biennial -- are even more notable for the arc of Bob Ashley's career -- beyond the great desire of the guiding force of Alex Waterman of these runs -- to, among other objectives, honor the artist that Alex so reveres.
April 8, 2014 11:29 p.m. ETand
Extending a Composer's Opera Legacy
Alex Waterman Brings Robert Ashley's Operas to the Whitney BiennialBy Corinne Ramey
APRIL 14, 2014
By STEVE SMITH
Still Sensing the Presence of a Departed ComposerRobert Ashley’s Work Lives On at the Whitney Biennial
The sold-out performances begin Thursday