University of Illinois Press doesn’t allow musical examples in their books (scares off too many prospective buyers, I guess), and so, like so many musicological authors these days, I’m putting my musical examples for Robert Ashley on the internet. I’ve started a Robert Ashley Web Page on which you can see excerpts from Ashley’s scores, hear some brief audio examples, and see a little analysis. Five pages are up now, covering passages from the Piano Sonata of 1959, Perfect Lives, eL/Aficionado, Outcome Inevitable, and Celestial Excursions. I’ll hope to put at least seven more by the time the book appears, which ought to be early next year. Meanwhile, maybe those unfamiliar with or not too sure about Ashley can get their appetites whetted.