Episode #449

From the Vaults: La Monte Young

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

This is a 1990 show from the vaults with composer La Monte Young and visual artist Marian Zazeela that is sure to warp the space-time continuum. The "godfather of minimalism," Young, together with Zazeela, explain the ongoing light and sound environment they have in lower Manhattan. Plus, experience an excerpt from Young's work, "The Well-Tuned Piano," called the "Magic Harmonic Rainforest Chord."

PROGRAM #449: With LaMonte Young and Marian Zazeela





La Monte Young

Map of 49's Dream

excerpt {8:30}

Shandar #83.510. Out of print.


"The Lower Map of The Elevens Division of the Romantic Symmetry..." {16:00}

Not recorded commercially.

La Monte Young

The Well-Tuned Piano

"The Magic Harmonic Rainforest Chord" excerpt {16:00}

Gramavision 5 CD-set, #18-8701. For info on Young's concerts and installations, contact the MELA Foundation

Comments [1]

Magnus Kaslov from Copenhagen

Thank you so much for this gem of a recording of a very hard to hear artist.

Just a small footnote to the sentence: "The "godfather of minimalism," Young, together with Zazeela, explain the year-long light and sound environment they had up and running back at the time". They in fact still have it running - at the third floor of 275 Church Street in downtown Manhattan.

May. 20 2008 05:23 PM

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