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Robert Ashley

Synopsis
Uses material from various performances of the stage version of Ashley’s ‘made for television’ opera ‘Perfect Lives (Private Parts)'. The stage version was a collaboration between Ashley, the boogie-woogie piano player Blue Gene Tyranny and video artist John Sanborn. Includes a postcript by Peter Greenaway in which he discusses some of the issues raised.
Series
Four American Composers, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 52 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1984
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Available only on a 2-volume DVD - FOUR AMERICAN COMPOSERS: John Cage, Robert Ashley, Meredith Monk, PHILIP GLASS from Amazon as an import from Absolut Medien (Germany)
Uses
Students of contemporary music.*
Subjects
Music
Keywords
Ashley, Robert (1930-); music - American; opera

Credits

Director
Peter Greenaway
Producer
Revel Guest

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Transatlantic Films

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