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Robert Ashley (I) (1930–2014)

Robert Ashley was born on March 28, 1930 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He was an actor and composer, known for Perfect Lives (1984), Music with Roots in the Aether: Opera for Television by Robert Ashley (1974) and Wear. He was married to Mimi Johnson and Mary Tsaltas. He died on March 3, 2014 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1984 Perfect Lives (TV Movie)
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 1984 Perfect Lives (TV Movie)
 1983 Four American Composers (TV Movie documentary)
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  Wear (performer: "Automatic Writing, or Fathers and Sons Exposed in Little Light") / (writer: "Automatic Writing, or Fathers and Sons Exposed in Little Light") (completed)
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 1984 Perfect Lives (TV Movie) (writer)
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 1971 Cry Dr. Chicago (sound)
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 1983 Four American Composers (TV Movie documentary)

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His operas had relatively little staging. Some of his compositions did not have fully notated scores, requiring the performers to improvise large sections. See more »

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