|Noted baritone Thomas Buckner to sing Forefront recital at BGSU|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:41|
Thomas Buckner, who trained as an opera singer and made his mark as an advocate for new music, will perform Monday at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall on the Bowling Green State University campus.
The recital will be devoted to music by Robert Ashley, a composer known for his operatic and multimedia innovations and use of idiomatic English as texts.
Buckner sings on more than 40 recordings including nine featuring the work of Ashley.
He sang the lead roles in Ashley's operas "Atlanta (Acts of God)" and "eL/Aficionado," which was written specifically for Buckner.
In addition to Ashley, the baritone has collaborated with composers Alvin Lucier, Morton Subotnik, Roscoe Mitchell and many others.
He has also been a producer, forming the Arch Ensemble in Berkeley, Calif. in the 1960s and starting Mutable Music recordings.
The concert is presented as part of the Music in the Forefront Series, sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU.
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