La Monte Young (b. 1935)



1. Drift Study 31 1 69 (9:58)
See accompanying text by La Monte Young.
(From Aspen No. 8)


Interview with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela (1984)

Russ Jennings interviews La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela about their new collaborative work, The Well Tuned Piano. This work is the culmination of a life long interest in just intonation on the part of Young and also incorporates the light art of Zazeela. The two also discuss the influence that Pandit Pran Nath has had on their art.


La Monte Young’s Eternal Music (March 16, 1972) Run time: 87 min

This program features a number of pieces by La Monte Young with such cryptic titles as “23 VIII 64 2:50:45-3:11AM, the volga delta” some of which can be played at various speeds, as demonstrated in this recording. Described as some of the most difficult music played on KPFA, Young’s music combines effectively the spirituality of the East with Western intellectual and technical interests. These performances are by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. La Monte Young’s Eternal Music (March 16, 1972)


Various Tracks
  1. For Brass excerpt (1957) 21:05
  2. Poem for Tables, Chairs & Benches" (1960)
  3. Rag Bhairava excerpt (1960) 35:16
  4. Bb Dorian Blues 28th/63 excerpt (1963) 18:54
  5. Early Tuesday Morning Blues excerpt (1963) 14:18
  6. Day of the Antler [The Obsedioin Ocelot] excerpt (1964) 26:12
  7. Well Tuned Piano (1964)
  8. Tortoise's Dreams and Journeys... excerpt (1966) 19:30
  9. Drift Study VII (1968)
  10. 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 - 3:11 AM The Volga Delta (1969)
  11. Soundtone Installation 27/72 excerpt (1972) 24:59
  12. 13 I 73 5:35 - 6:14:03 PM NYC (1974)




RELATED RESOURCES:
La Monte Young and Charlotte Moorman in UbuWeb Sound
La Monte Young in UbuWeb Historical
La Monte Young in UbuWeb Historical