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  • Format: 2CD [LCD5001]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.11kg
  • Label: Lovely Music

'Crash was Robert Ashley's last opera. It premiered at the Whitney Biennial weeks after his death in 2014, and presented again in 2015 at Roulette, where this recording was made. Featuring the original cast: Gelsey Bell, Amirtha Kidambi, Brian McCorkle, Paul Pinto, Dave Ruder, and Aliza Simons. Music Director: Tom Hamilton. "What I have appreciated most about previous reconceptions of Ashley's operas was the extent to which newcomers found fresh possibilities. Already in Crash, broadened horizons were evident. Ms. Bell's inquisitive 'yeah' was not Mr. Pinto's hipster aside. Mr. McCorkle's stammer was more pronounced than Ms. Kidambi's. Ms. Simons and Mr. Ruder employed distinct hues of wistfulness. If the specter of death haunted this wistful, articulate swan song, prospects of preservation and renewal were also at hand." --Steve Smith, The New York Times, April 2014'

1-1 Act I (Years 1-14) 15:15
1-2 Act II (Years 15-28) 15:11
1-3 Act III (Years 29-42) 15:15
2-1 Act IV (Years 43-56) 15:15
2-2 Act V (Years 57-70) 15:12
2-3 Act VI (Years 71-84) 15:21
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Recorded At – Roulette, New York, NY

Composed By, Words By – Robert Ashley
Liner Notes – Melody Sumner Carnahan
Producer – Mimi Johnson
Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Tom Hamilton
Voice – Aliza Simons, Amirtha Kidambi, Brian McCorkle, Dave Ruder, Gelsey Bell, Paul Pinto

Recorded live at Roulette during the four-concert presentation April 15-18, 2015

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