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London Contemporary Music Festival

Hear and Now presents highlights from the London Contemporary Music Festival including works by Robert Ashley performed by the new music ensemble Apartment House.

Tom Service presents highlights from the London Contemporary Music Festival, recorded in December 2017. Tonight's programme features works by Robert Ashley performed by the new music ensemble Apartment House, with the composer's son Sam Ashley on vocals.

Robert Ashley was one of the greatest American experimentalists, following in the pioneering footsteps of John Cage. He co-founded one of the earliest American Electronic Music studios in 1958, and gradually developed into a master of contemporary opera with a distinctively American sound.

Photo by Tina Rousou.

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