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Robert Ashley

Kyle Gann


This book explores the life and works of Robert Ashley, one of the leading American composers of the post-Cage generation. Ashley's innovations began in the 1960s when he, along with Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, and David Behrman, formed the Sonic Arts Union, a group that turned conceptualism toward electronics. He was also instrumental in the influential ONCE Group, a theatrical ensemble that toured extensively in the 1960s. During his tenure as its director, the ONCE Festival in Ann Arbor presented most of the decade's pioneers of the performing arts. Particularly known for his development of ... More

Keywords: Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, David Behrman, Sonic Arts Union, American composer, television opera, avant-garde

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252035494
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252035494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kyle Gann, author
Bard College