Robert Ashley

Composers

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.
    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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  • 2.
    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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