Live performances on Vimeo

eL/Aficionado at Roulette (2021)

Improvement (Don Leaves Linda) at The Kitchen 2019)

Quicksand at The Kitchen (2016)

That Morning Thing at The Kitchen (2011)

Dust at LaMama (2009)

Celestial Excursions at LaMama (2009)

Concrete at LaMama (2009)


Video production: Perfect Lives (1983) on vimeo

Episode One: The Park

Episode Two: The Supermarket

Episode Three: The Bank

Episode Four: The Bar

Episode Five: The Living Room

Episode Six: The Church

Episode Seven: The Backyard


Video production: Music with roots in the aether (1975-76) on Vimeo

David Behrman

Philip Glass

Alvin Lucier

Gordon Mumma

Pauline Oliveros

Terry Riley

Robert Ashley


Atalanta Strategy (1984)

Atalanta Strategy


The Lessons (1981)

The Lessons


MORE On Vimeo

If you missed Varispeed's Perfect Lives Manhattan on November 6, 2011, or didn't get to hear all of the episodes, you can catch-up on Vimeo!

Or go to Varispeed's Perfect Lives Catskills (Mt. Tremper Arts) on August 17, 2013.

Robert Ashley in performance at Brown University, "Lectures to be Sung". On Vimeo. Click here.

Richard Carrick and Robert Ashley discuss "The Old Man Lives in Concrete" and opera in general. On Vimeo. Click here.

Transcript also available as pdf. Click here


Reiner Van Houdt plays Maneuvers for Small Hands

RADIO Interview - WFMU

Kurt Gottschalk talks with Robert Ashley about "The Old Man Lives In Concrete", "That Morning Thing," young composers / musicians and Brad Paisley.