Bob Hughes' concert at Arch Street, Oct. 10 was really terrific.
He did "Trio for Mexican clay flute, 5 coffee cans and waterbowls" (1963), a beautiful series of songs on words by Robert Herrick, D. W. Snodgrass, and translations by Dudley Fitts of the 'Palatine Anthology'. Tom Buckner was an especially exciting soloist that night. All the songs were written between 1961 and 1963.
After intermission Bob did MORE THAN MIRO (1973), a tape collage with dancers. The gorgeous costumes were by Regina Cate.
AURAS (1972-revised 1974) for four instrumentalists and four track electronic tape ended the evening. The final performers were your favorites and mine: Nathan Rubin, Sally Kell, Don O'Brien, and Bob. Lovely.