Barbican Contemporary Music

Matmos on Robert Ashley

Oct. 12, 2016

A tale of love affairs, bank robberies and consumerism in the American Mid-west, Robert Ashley’s made-for-TV opera Perfect Lives combined Minimalist composition with synths and oddly syncopated spoken word. Performing excerpts from the opera, electronic duo Matmos share their love for the eccentric composer praised by the likes of John Cage and Laurie Anderson.

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