Robert Ashley, a distinguished figure in American contemporary music, holds an international reputation for his work in new forms of opera and multi-disciplinary projects and pioneered opera-for-television.The operatic works of Robert Ashley are distinctly original in style, and distinctly American in their subject matter and in their use of American language. The Kitchen commissioned "Perfect Lives" in 1980, an opera for television in seven half-hour episodes. For more information, please visit:

View From a Volcano

Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music

Extant Work

Television Society Art