Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
Robert Ashley defined the majority of his works as “television operas”—spoken narrative music for television broadcast. Analyzing Ashley’s works through their cross-disciplinarity, this thesis addresses the development of Ashley’s chosen medium; assesses his use of visual, linguistic, and musical structures; and interprets their basis in American cultural identity.
Kaack, Nicole, "New Music for a New World: Robert Ashley’s Television Operas" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.
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