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Matmos performing Robert Ashley's Perfect Lives

Robert Ashley's TV opera Perfect Lives is going to be performed by Matmos. Drew Daniel and MC Schmidt will perform selected scenes from the opera, at a benefit show on 9 December. Tickets go on sale toards the end of this month, unless you're an Issue Project Room VIP.

Perfect Lives was developed by Ashley, often with "Blue" Gene Tyranny, and a filmed version was completed for Channel Four in the UK in the early 1980s. A Spanish version was commissioned by Issue Project Room in 2012. Ashley died earlier this year.

More details on the Matmos performance here, and an account of the piece's development is online here.