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La Monte Young

La Monte Young
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La Monte Thornton Young (born October 14, 1935) is an American avant-garde composer, musician, and artist generally recognized as the first minimalist composer. His works are cited as prominent examples of post-war experimental and contemporary music, and were tied to New York's downtown music and Fluxus art scenes. Young is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in Western drone music (originally referred to as "dream music"), prominently explored in the 1960s with the experimental music collective the Theatre of Eternal Music. He has engaged in musical and multimedia collaborations with a wide range of artists, including Tony Conrad, Pandit Pran Nath, John Cale, Terry Riley, and multimedia artist Marian Zazeela, with whom he developed the Dream House sound and light environment.
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La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela — The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela — The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath
(Just Dreams JD 001, 2016/1999, CD)
La Monte Young — The Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China La Monte Young — The Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China
(Gramavision – R2 79467, 1991, CD)
La Monte Young — The Well-Tuned Piano in the Magenta Lights La Monte Young — The Well-Tuned Piano in the Magenta Lights
(Just Dreams, 1987/2018, DVD)
La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela / The Theatre Of Eternal Music — Dream House 78'17 La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela / The Theatre Of Eternal Music — Dream House 78'17"
(Aguirre Records SSH01, 1974/2016, LP)
La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela — 1 VII 69 10:26 - 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 - 3:11 AM The Volga Delta (The Black Album) La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela — 1 VII 69 10:26 - 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 - 3:11 AM The Volga Delta (The Black Album)
(Edition X 1079, 1969, LP)
La Monte Young / Theater of Eternal Music — Raag Bhairava - New York City 1960 La Monte Young / Theater of Eternal Music — Raag Bhairava - New York City 1960
((Not on label) No cat #, 1960/2012, CD)

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