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DUST, an opera by Robert Ashley and Yukihiro Yoshihara (video direction) whose imaginary setting is a street corner anywhere in the world, where those who live on the fringes of society gather to talk, to each other and to themselves, about life-changing events, missed opportunities, memory, loss and regret. Five "street people" recount the memories and experiences of one of their group, a man who has lost his legs in some unnamed war. As part of the experience of losing his legs, he began a conversation with God, under the influence of the morphine he was given to ease his pain. Now he wishes that the conversation, which was interrupted when the morphine wore off, could be continued so that he could get the "secret word" that would stop all wars and suffering. (90 minutes)
Un’opera di Robert Ashley e Yukihiro Yoshihara (presentazione visiva/video) il cui set immaginario è un angolo di strada in qualunque parte del mondo, dove coloro che vivono ai margini della società parlano, agli altri e a se stessi, circa gli eventi che determinano la vita, le opportunità mancate, la memoria. Le voci sono quelle di Robert Ashley, Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara. I musicisti sono «Blue» Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton, lo stesso Ashley.