Ear to Ear: Robert Ashley

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

A pioneer of new form and multi-disciplinary sonic techniques in American music, post-modern composer Robert Ashley has incorporated electronics, extended techniques and audio synthesis into his many operas and theater pieces over a nearly 50 year career.

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Comments [2]

Mr Ashley Turner from East Sussex, England

A fantastic insight into this amazing and intruiging man. Robert Ashley is an amazing composer with some very intersting idea's. I'm currently studying an MA in opera and music theatre and this has been a great help.
Many Thanks for this great show!


Nov. 02 2009 12:32 PM
Timothy Ward from Pound Ridge, NY

How have I missed Robert Ashley? Such a surprise to hear something one has never heard before. Thank you!

Were Laurie Anderson and Robert Ashley separated at birth? Did she study under him? Learn everything she knows from him? Was it just me, or did you catch how very much it seems his work has influenced hers?

Dec. 20 2008 11:19 PM

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