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Author: Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley is a prolific composer and writer, best known for his work in new forms of opera: epic prose poems he sets to music, which have been awarded, commissioned, and performed internationally for over forty-five years. In the 1960s, Ashley organized Ann Arbor's legendary ONCE Festival and directed the ONCE Group. During the 1970s, he directed the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, toured with the Sonic Arts Union, and wrote and produced Perfect Lives, an opera for television widely praised as the precursor of "music-television." Staged versions of his opera ATALANTA (ACTS OF GOD) have toured throughout Europe and the United States. QUICKSAND (Burning Books, 2011) is his first novel.

Atalanta (Acts of God)
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Atalanta (Acts of God)

Burning Books

Drama. Music. Opera. This innovative opera was developed and performed in the 1980s, widely praised internationally, and reviewed. This book is the first publication of the entire libretto, with an afterword by Robert Ashley. "ATALANTA is the second...

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Perfect Lives
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Perfect Lives

Burning Books

Drama. Music. Opera. Literary Nonfiction. As Ashley tells it: "An over-the-hill entertainer, and his somewhat younger pal, Buddy (The World's Greatest Piano Player), find themselves in a small town on the Midwest circuit playing at The Perfect Lives...

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Quicksand
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Quicksand

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Fiction. "QUICKSAND was written to be an opera libretto. But it was written in the form of a novel....I am devoted to "mystery" stories. I read them one after another, mostly two or three times. Some of the best writers today are writing in this for...

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