Robert Ashley: Yes, But Is It Edible? by Robert AshleyRobert Ashley: Yes, But Is It Edible? by Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley: Yes, But Is It Edible?

By (artist)Robert AshleyEditorWill Holder

Paperback | December 31, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info

$45.73 online 
$60.00 list price save 23%
Earn 229 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


American composer Robert Ashley (born 1930) has taken contemporary opera beyond the opera theater and into the television screen. Ashley’s operas draw an elegant cosmology of American consciousness out of storytelling, short phrases, ranting, chanting, profanity and the linguistic textures that make American speech musical. Working with the same four speakers/singers (Joan La Barbara, Sam Ashley, Tom Buckner and Jacqueline Humbert) for 30 years, Ashley has developed a collective, operatic form of storytelling whose production is almost entirely oral. Little exists on the page by way of a fully notated score, leaving the singers to fill in musical nuance and inflection through a process of “character development” that exists more off the page than on. Yes, But Is It Edible? is the culmination of activity and research around Ashley’s notational style that the editors have developed through a series of “rehearsals” and public readings ongoing since 2009.
Title:Robert Ashley: Yes, But Is It Edible?Format:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 11.5 × 9.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2014Publisher:New DocumentsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927354099

ISBN - 13:9781927354094

Look for similar items by category: