Robert Ashley

Biography

Born: March 28, 1930; Ann Arbor, MI   Died: March 3, 2014; New York, NY  
Ashley studied at the University of Michigan and at the Manhattan School of Music. The main influences on his composition were Mumma and Cage. Together with Mumma and visual artist Milton Cohen, the artists created Space Theater, multi-media works that utilized dance, sculpture, light projections, and electronic sound. Mumma and Ashley also worked together to found the Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music and helped establish the ONCE Festival Read more and the Sonic Arts Union. Ashley began to compose video operas in the late '80s, one of which is Perfect Lives (Private Parts). Read less
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  • 1.
    Robert Ashley: Atalanta (Acts Of God), Vol. 2
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 3303 Release Date: 12/14/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Robert Ashley,  Tom Hamilton
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  • 2.
    Ashley: Concrete / La Barbara, Buckner, Humbert, Et Al
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 1010 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Joan La Barbara,  Jacqueline Humbert,  Thomas Hamilton,  Sam Ashley  ... 
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  • 3.
    Ashley: Now Eleanor's Idea
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 1009 Release Date: 04/08/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Christopher Smith-López,  Félix Valencia,  Amalio Mudeño,  Elena Avila  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
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    10+2 - 12 American Text Sound Pieces - Cage, Dodge
    Label: Other Minds Records   Catalog: 1006 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Amirkhanian,  Robert Ashley,  Charles Dodge,  Clark Coolidge  ... 
    Performer:  Charles Amirkhanian,  Robert Ashley,  Paul Michael DeMarinis,  Charles Dodge  ... 
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  • 5.
    Music From The Once Festival 1961-66 - Ashley, Reynolds, Etc
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80567 Release Date: 09/23/2003   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Gordon Mumma,  Donald Scavarda,  Robert Ashley,  Pauline Oliveros  ... 
    Performer:  Larry Leitch,  Rosemarie Waldrop,  Jerry Bilik,  Stanley Mogelnicki  ... 
    Conductor:  Wayne Dunlap,  Robert Ashley,  Donald Scavarda,  Edwin London  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ONCE Chamber Orchestra,  ONCE Chamber Players,  ONCE Festival Orchestra  ... 
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  • 6.
    Robert Ashley And Paul De Marinis: In Sara, Mencken...
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 4921 Release Date: 01/28/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Robert Ashley,  Paul Michael de Marinis
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    Mumma: Live-electronic Music
    Label: Tzadik   Catalog: 7074 Release Date: 01/22/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gordon Mumma
    Performer:  David Tudor,  William Winant,  George Cacioppo,  Robert Ashley  ... 
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  • 8.
    Dust - An Opera By Robert Ashley
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 1006 Release Date: 04/25/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Robert Ashley,  Sam Ashley,  Joan La Barbara,  Thomas Buckner  ... 
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  • 9.
    Ashley: Your Money My Life Goodbye / Humbert, Buckner, Et Al
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 1005 Release Date: 10/05/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Sam Ashley,  Thomas Buckner,  Jacqueline Humbert,  Robert Ashley  ... 
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  • 10.
    Radigue: Songs Of Milarepa
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 2001/2 Release Date: 04/20/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Eliane Radigue
    Performer:  Lama Kunga Rinpoche,  Eliane Radigue,  Robert Ashley
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  • 11.
    Ashley: Atalanta (Acts Of God)
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 3301 Release Date: 12/30/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Robert Ashley,  Thomas Buckner,  Jacqueline Humbert,  Carla Tatò  ... 
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  • 12.
    Ashley: Automatic Writing, She Was A Visitor, Etc
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 1002 Release Date: 10/01/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Robert Ashley,  Mimi Johnson,  Mary Ashley,  Barbara Lloyd  ... 
    Conductor:  Alvin Lucier
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandeis University Chamber Chorus
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    Ashley: El/Aficionado / Buckner, Ashley, Humbert, Et Al
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 1004 Release Date: 03/21/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Jacqueline Humbert,  Thomas Buckner,  Sam Ashley,  Robert Ashley  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Choir
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  • 14.
    Ashley: Private Parts / Ashley, Tyranny
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 1001 Release Date: 09/18/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Kris,  "Blue" Gene Tyranny,  Robert Ashley
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    Ashley: Yellow Man With Heart With Wings
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 1003 Release Date: 09/18/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  "Blue" Gene Tyranny,  G. Grenier,  Robert Ashley
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  • 16.
    Robert Ashley: Improvement
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79289 Release Date: 11/17/1992   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Thomas Buckner,  Joan La Barbara,  Sam Ashley,  Adam Klein  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Ashley
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  • 17.
    Robert Ashley: Perfect Lives - An Opera For Television
    Label: Lovely Music   Catalog: 4917 Release Date: 10/26/1992   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Robert Ashley
    Performer:  Robert Ashley,  David Van Tieghem,  Jill Kroesen,  Peter Gordon  ... 
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  • 18.
    Label: Pogus   Catalog: 21050 Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Robert Ashley,  David Behrman,  Larry Austin,  Allan Bryant  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Ashley,  Gordon Mumma,  David Behrman,  Larry Austin  ... 
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