film: Four American Composers: Robert Ashley
Peter Greenaway, 1983
Based on London performances under the aegis of the New York/Almeida Festival, this set of four one-hour documentaries (John Cage, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Robert Ashley) originally produced in 1983, introduced these avant-garde composers and their music to general British audiences.
An informative film with delightful interviews and performances by gifted and original American composers. Volume 3 and 4 portray Robert Ashley who is changing the face of opera and creating a new musical genre and Meredith Monk who continues to explore the human voice and push the boundaries of song.
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