Writings on Fred Ho

                                 Fred Ho is an amazing musician, writer and force in
                                     theater and performance.  His politics and sense of  
                                     mission in everything is inspirational, beautiful and 
                                     real.  I have a long essay on Fred’s work in musical 
                                     theater that will appear soon.  Meanwhile, here is a
                                     link to an essay in a booklet for a residency Fred
                                     had in Wisconsin. It is titled, “An Introduction to  
                                     the Music, Theater and ideas of Fred Ho,” 
                         Publications by Arthur J. Sabatini Over the years I have written about new music and various poets, performers composers.  Here are are few pieces, some of which can be downloaded directly.   I am available for Talks and Lectures on these and other topics.
                                       Writings on Robert Ashley

                 After John Cage, Robert Ashley should be regarded as one of
                   America’s great American composers.  Attracted by his use of
                   language and notions of theater and performance, I wrote
                   several essays on Ashley and his work.             

“The Sonic Landscapes of Robert Ashley.”  An essay that explores music, sound and landscape theoretically and through Ashley’s music and performances. In the anthology, Landscape/Theater. 
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                                       Writings on John Cage
“Silent Performances On Reading John Cage.”  An essay on Cage’s books and ways of reading his work. In John Cage at Seventy-Five.
                                                              Silent Performances by Sabatini.pdf
                                     An essay on John Cage’s How to Get Started is in the
                                         CD available from Slought Foundation.
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“Robert Ashley: Defining American Opera.”  This essay reviews Ashley’s concepts of American music, television and opera. From Performing Arts Journal.    
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“Performance Novels: Toward an Extension of Bakhtin’s Theories of Genre and Novel.”  An essay on how contemporary music and theater work can be considered as novels in performance. From the journal,  Discours/Social Discourse. 
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“Robert Ashley: Defining American Opera.”  This essay reviews Ashley’s concepts of American music, television and opera. From Performing Arts Journal. 
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“ReViewing Robert Ashley’s Music With Roots in the Aether, the first opera for television.”  This essay reviews Ashley’s idea on television and music, television then looks closely at his remarkable portraits of Philip Glass, Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, Alvin Lucier, David Berhman and himself. From Millennium Film Journal.  
                                     Writings on Armand Schwerner 
                      Armand   Schwerner was a poet and translator, most 
                        known for his continuuing long poem, The Tablets. I have
                        never had more joy in writing than writing about Armand.

                        “Variant Reading: on Armand Schwerner’s Prose.” This 
                        essay concerns his speculative prose writings. From 
                       Talisman: A Journal Of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics. 
                                        Schwerner Talisman.pdf

                       “Armand Schwerner” entry the American Poets Series. A
                        comprehensive review of his work.  
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